On 30th November 2017, Wema Centre held a colourful ceremony to mark the graduation of the 2017 Vocational Class. This year, a total of 35 Youth graduated after successfully completing the 11 month long fully sponsored integrated program.
The Program aims to equip identified underprivileged youth with integrated livelihood skills; Catering & housekeeping, Tailoring and Dressmaking and Computing. Wema Centre ensures that these skills are identified and refined so as to enable the beneficiaries explore opportunities upon graduating for self-reliance purposes.
Beneficiaries of the prestigious training program are normally identified with the help of our social workers in Mombasa who work closely with existing local institutions like Child & Youth- focused organizations, schools, religious leaders, local administration committees e.t.c, to identify and select deserving youth using an agreed upon selection criteria for enrolment consideration.
One of our Key Partners; The Bomu Hospital, donated 35 sewing machines to the graduates as start-up kits. This is a vital initiative aimed at encouraging the graduates to embrace self-employment as a way of creating sustainable livelihoods. A handful other partners, including representatives from The Mombasa Apparel Ltd, Glads House- Kenya, S.O.S Family Strengthening Programme, Bahari Beach Hotel, Voyager Beach Resort, Women and Girls Empowerment(WAGE), Fitness for Life Gym, Bamburi Education Enforcers Committee(BEECO) PwaniTecknowGalz and Bamburi area Chief and his assistants also came to network as well share wonderful motivational speeches with the graduating class.
After graduation, the youth are now due for internships at different institutions (hotels, Hospitals, Schools etc) within Kenya, from January 2018.
We have also officially kicked off recruitment for Vocational class of 2018. Please contact us, or visit our offices for more information.