Project information

Developing a Vocational Training and Craft centre

Bethel School in Burkina Faso educates the poorest children.We want to develop a Vocational Training and Craft centre which will involve the skills of the local community to teach the children relevant skills for their future.This will also provide sustainable income for the school in the future.


Charity information: Giving Africa

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  • Need


    The education children gain whilst at Bethel School is academically focused and there is a need to provide more vocational training that will equip them to start a business upon graduation. This project will fulfil this need and ensure children will have options open to them once they graduate.The school also needs to develop sustainable incomes and by creating a vocational centre,the school can develop a business structure with members of the local community.


    By investing in a Vocational Training centre, Bethel School and develop a business where local artisans can share their skills with the children, develop a business and reinvest back into the school.Children will be encouraged to return back to school to share their knowledge and skills.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Develop a Vocational Training Centre


    » Work alongside local community members and artisans to develop the training centre. We will also enlist the help of , Development Workshop, to do this

    What success will look like

    The Centre will be running with the aim of becoming self sustaining in 5 years.

  • Impact


    The Vocational Training centre will be income generating and will ensure the school is able to run without reliance on charity or donations.The Vocational Training centre will also provide extra opportunities for students to learn practical skills to start their own business and share these skills with others.





  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100

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  • Background


    Burkina Faso is the 6th poorest countries in the World.The country is landlocked and faces huge challenges with few natural resources, severe climate issues, food security problems and environmental issues. 45% live in poverty and less than 3 in 10 adults are literate.Burkina Faso has the second lowest school enrolment rates in the world where 1.8 million secondary aged children not in secondary education.In Gourcy,where Bethel School is based, has less than 2 in 10 children in education.


    The project will impact the lives of 1,100 children enrolled in the school and will have a greater impact on the generations that wlll continue to enrol at the school.The local artisans within the community will benefit from the interaction with the school as well as the business opportunitiy this will bring.The project therefore will impact a large portion of the local community.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Giving Africa have worked in Burkina Faso since 2010 and have contacts with two key local organisations (AEAD and Development Workshop). We have built up key relationships and knowledge into the local culture and needs of the community and have conducted extensive research to establish the needs.Our aim is to create empowered communities to pull themselves out of poverty.We have a clear exit strategy to ensure that we can make long lasting sustainable changes.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Katrina Gibson