We have recently partnered with Windle Trust International on a vocational training programme in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. So far we have raised £9,000 through the BIG GIVE challenge to support this initiative with the building of an IT facility at the camp.
Windle will offer refugees in the first and second years of high school the opportunity to study at weekends during term time for a vocational skills at Vocational Training Colleges in Kalobeyei (run by the Norwegian Refugee Council) and the Don Bosco Training Centre in Kakuma Camp (run by the Catholic Church). We expect that this will greatly enhance their ability to access employment or to earn a living themselves on a self-employed basis.
We will closely monitor the impact of the pilot and seek to expand the programme if the project proves to be as cost-effective and transformative as we expect.