By Chris Barrell | HANDS AROUND THE WORLD Project Co-ordinator
In the Workshop
Kaliyangile is a hive of activity!
The new computer course is very popular. There has been an increased demand for the tailoring and carpentry courses.
The agriculture activities are also progressing well. We now have the first swarm of bees populating one of the hives and hope to encourage more to join them soon. Piglets should arrive soon and they will be fattened for market. The fish have been breeding and it is hoped that the fishponds will be lined – probably with concrete – so that they will get a new home and the students will be able to become more involved in the business of fish farming.
Persis the manager writes:
"Hi Chris, Hope you are enjoying good health.
We are progressing well with training and more youths are still enrolling for training. You have no idea how the new course has changed the outlook of things at Kaliyangile. Currently, the number of tailoring students has gone up to 12 and Computer students is at 16. Interestingly, we have a lady training in carpentry bringing the number of carpentry students to 6.
Training in bee-keeping is not excluded. It is part of our Agricultural programme.
We will be very grateful if you could help us source some computers so that our training could succeed. We have finally received the curricula for both tailoring and carpentry from Teveta. It is also noteworthy that their curricula contains computer lessons, hence the need for us to have a computer library. Meanwhile, we are using the laptop meant for administrative work.
We are very keen to hear positive development in regard to computers which will definitely change the face of Kaliyangile for good. The programme has helped to market the centre to most of our youths who are completing grade 12 but can not afford to pay for further college education. For this, the youths are very happy and hopeful. It has given new and brighter hope for a future to our local youths .
How was your meeting? Any hope for us? I hope they will reconsider us for now because we cannot afford to shatter the lives of these poor youths who have found a new reason to make a difference.
All staff is eagerly waiting for your next visit of assurance and they send their regards.
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