Fabiola learning Automotive repair skills in Haiti
When Fabiola graduates from the Don Bosco Technical School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, she will have the tools she needs to repair automobiles. This opportunity is made possible by ASAP’s Tools For Empowerment program.
Vulnerable youth are eager to find employment. But graduates must have tools to find a job or earn income with their skills. Most young people, like Fabiola, cannot afford to buy tools; even the low-quality tools available in Haiti are very expensive. Tool “Loan sharks” prey on the situation. Fabiola, and others like her, often pay exorbitant prices each month to use tools they will never own.
Fabiola no longer worries. Her automotive tool kit, which she used during her two-year training program, will be awarded to her upon graduation. This is made possible by Tools For Empowerment.
Fabiola no longer worries - She has her own tools!
When Fabiola graduates from Don Bosco Technical School in Port-au-Prince, she will have the tools she needs to repair automobiles. Impossible without this project - "Tools For Empowerment".
Young graduates like Fabiola cannot afford to buy tools in Haiti; where even low quality tools are very expensive. Yet graduates must have tools to find a job or earn income with their skills. Vulnerable youth are eager to find employment. Tool “Loan sharks” prey on the situation. Fabiola and others like her, often pay exorbitant prices to each month to use tools they will never own.
Because of Tools For Empowerment, Fabiola no longer has to worries. Her automotive tool kit, which she used during her training program, was awarded to her upon graduating from the two-year course.
Thank you for your support for Tools For Empowerment - Changing Lives – One Tool At A Time.
Because of your support, today Philipi has a job and can provide for his wife and young son. He was so proud when he received a cabinetmaking certification from Foyer Lakay Training Center in Port au Prince. The three year course, offered at this home for street kids, was tough Philipi recalls. There were times when he didn't think it was possible. But he pushed through and eagerly seached for work. Today he is very grateful for his job and his tools. Many of his friends are still unemployed because, without their own tools, most empoloyers will not even grant job seekers an interview.
To date, volunteers have refurbished 9,943 tools for young craftsmen like Philipi. Trade tools for builders, carpenters, electritians, farmers, masons, machinists, plumbers and seamstresses. Today these tools are helping transform the lives of vocational school graduates in Haiti. Because of your support for Tools For Empowerment - tools that were destined for the landfills in the US - are giving new life and hope to families in Haiti.
With your help, we're well on our way to reaching our 2018 goal of shipping another full container of trade tools to help vocational school graduates in Haiti. Tool donations during our annual "Trick-or-Treat for Tools" campaign were amazing throughout October and November. The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, local Churches and Coram Deo Classical School all donated tools for Auto Mechanics, Farmers, Carpenters, Electricians, Metalworkers, Plumbers, and Seamstresses. Your year-end donations help pay operating costs and for tool collection. There is still time to give! Since we love our donors, we've extended our fundraising deadline to Valentine's day... please help us meet our financial goal! Thank you again - we cherish your interest in our work to help families in Haiti achieve self-reliance.
Your donation to this project will rock the world for a vocational student. Imagine living where, without tools, you cannot even apply for a job. Trade tools, if available, are very expensive; out of reach for a young family just starting out. In desperation, often graduates, so full of hope and promise, turn to unscrupulous business people who exploit vulnerable youth; renting them tools for enormous profits. So when you support this project, you are giving youth more than tools. You are giving hope for a brighter future.
October is harvest time! 'Trick-or-Treat for Tools' is the annual tool drive for Tools For Empowerment. This year the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Coram Deo Classical School and churches in TN, AL and GA are all participating. Click here to learn how YOU too can participate.
After this harvest, the work begins. Volunteers come together, with love and compassion, to clean, refurbish and pack tool donations. These go directly into the hands of vocational students; giving them hands-on experience and the opportunity to find work or start and business. Changing lives One Tool at a Time.
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