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West African Vocational Schools is a Christian nonprofit that works hand-in-hand with local leaders in Guinea-Bissau to equip women and men with life-changing job skills that transform their communities.
Guinea-Bissau is a largely overlooked part of Africa struggling with poverty, drug smuggling and human trafficking. WAVS believes education and job training are long-term solutions to these challenges.
The WAVS School, which has served more than 550 students and has more than 100 currently enrolled, is run by an all-Guinean staff and offers classes in computer basics, auto mechanics, welding, English and French – courses that are in demand by people in the community and are designed to help young women and men acquire marketable job skills.
The WAVS U.S. staff support the school by working directly with the Guinean staff to maximize the school's impact and by recruiting donors and partners in the U.S. who support the school financially. We invite you to find out more about WAVS at www.WAVSchools.org.