The Life Skills Centre project in Nyamache, Kisii, continues to offer opportunity and provide long-term prospects through vocational training, life skills, and micro-business skills thanks to our generous supporters.
Many students at the centre would not have had the opportunity to attend secondary school and were exposed to high-risk situations which include child marriage, prostitution and poverty, before enrolling on programmes and being given emotional support.
Life Skills Centre offers real-life skills, including Hair and Beauty Therapy, Motor Mechanics and Sewing to equip students with the knowledge and experience to find sustainable employment, both through working opportunities and even business ownership. We have found that this then encourages ripples within the community – young women earn respect from local businesses and have the ability to be financially stable and help support their families.
One student was encouraged to pursue her dreams to start her own Beauty Business in Nyamache. Graduating from the Hair and Beauty programme has equipped her with the skills to make this a reality; she comments:
“I was about to make a wrong decision of getting married to whoever came my way. There was pressure everywhere and my mother is sick which greatly pushed me to the wall. I really thank Vision Africa and BOO Charity for giving me the opportunity to gain this wonderful skill and now I see myself rich in so many ways.”
Since the Life Skills Centre project was opened in 2004, we have been able to accommodate young women from various backgrounds and have seen huge successes in providing the opportunity to enable students to develop and flourish. To learn more about the Life Skills Centre programme, visit our page. If you’d like to support our funding efforts, you can Become our Friend.