Burkina Faso lacks sufficient opportunities for vocational education and professional training in many of the key economic sectors. HOPE’87, with financial support of the Foundation UNESCO-Education for Children in Need and BVMW, has established a technical and vocational training centre in the rural community of Komki-Ipala, where more than a hundred girls and boys have already received various job trainings. With support of the German automobile producer “Volkswagen” (VW), the centre‘s workshop for motorbike mechanics – a developing economic sector in Burkina Faso – was expanded and professionalised. The workshop received the necessary equipment to train up to 45 young people (boys and girls) per year as motorbike mechanics. This training created employment opportunities for the youth, which in turn enabled them to receive a regular income and sustain both themselves and their families.

Project Type

Development Project, Education

Project Duration

01/09/2014 to 31/08/2015

Status

Completed

Country

Burkina Faso

Region

Région du Centre, Rural Community of Komki-Ipala

Donor(s)

VW Germany, Foundation UNESCO - Education for Children in Need