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      FEDES Vocational Training School

      In collaboration with the government and international agencies, FEDES initiated a Vocational Training School program (November 2002), whereby young people from underprivileged backgrounds are taught trades. In addition to receiving a free education and on-the-job training, these youth also receive their lunch and transportation as part of the program.

      FEDES Vocational Training facility is equipped to train up to 300 young people per semester. Local social services work with us to determine individuals' eligibility for the program, some of the principle criteria being inability of the potential student's family to pay for his or her education, professional inclination of the candidate, desire of the potential students to study and to pursue a given profession in order to be able to support themselves and their family.

      Vocational Training options offered by FEDES presently include:

Computer assembly and repair
Sewing, tailoring and design
Homecare Nursing
House Construction
Furniture building
Electrical engineering
Plumbing
Bartending and dining services
Leadership training