Some graduates seek a micro-loan ($100-$200) from the Vocational Training School to pay rent for a one room shop, purchase fabric, wood, cement farm animal surgical tools or needed equipment to establish their small business in their home village.
Donations make it possible for the vocational training school to provide micro-loans to students.
an open-bed pick-up and transport the students with their belongings and tools needed to start their own business and return them to their home village. Graduates are greeted in their home community by family members, leaders of the village and community members. These well-wishers come to witness the conferring of the diploma and to celebrate the graduate’s accomplishment. The village leader gives a short speech confirming his commitment to help find a place for the new tradesman to establish their business in the local village.
After students of the Olkokola Vocational Training Center (OVTC) complete their 18-month residential vocational training program, students decorate the school, prepare, cook and serve rice, beans, greens, meat and sauce for a school-wide graduation celebration at the training center. The next day, OVTC staff pack up the graduates into
Supporting an OVTC Graduate through a Micro-Loan
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