In June, Motive Power had the opportunity to assist West African Vocation Schools (WAVS) to discuss strategic plans for their future. They currently support as many as 200 students per year with subsidized career training which includes computer basics, auto mechanics, welding, English and French. The WAVS campus is in Canchungo but they have plans to build a second location in the capital city of Bissau to serve even more students going forward. This small group is making a big impact in the country of Guinea-Bissau and based on our conversations and where they were when we first met back in the Iron Bird lofts a few years ago, their momentum is building.
WAVS works hand-in-hand with local leaders in Guinea-Bissau to operate a vocational school that equips more than 200 students each year with life-changing job skills.
The WAVS School, located in the town Canchungo, is run by an all-Guinean staff and offers classes in computer basics, auto mechanics, welding, English and French. These courses are designed to equip young women and men with marketable job skills so that they can transform their communities.
Thanks again to everyone who was able to participate both in-person and virtually, we can’t wait to see where this program goes!