After years of searching, UK based Kenyan charity Vision Africa have found a piece of land in Nairobi on which they can purpose build a Seed of Hope centre along with Vision Africa offices.
The charity surprised some Seed of Hope students and graduates with a visit to the site last week and heard how they believed the new centre could benefit the local community.
They also found out how the charity’s Young Ambassadors in Kenya and Scotland want to collaborate to work on the project.
Seed of Hope
Seed of Hope is Vision Africa’s vocational training programme with four centres located in Nairobi, Kisii, Kitui and Murang’a.
80% of Seed of Hope’s student population are girls, the majority of whom have not had the opportunity to attend secondary school.
Seed of Hope works with destitute young people who have been exposed to high-risk situations including child marriage, child prostitution, familial abuse and extreme poverty.
Students can access counselling and training in life skills, business skills and vocational skills including fashion design, motor vehicle mechanics, hair and beauty therapy, basic computer packages and homecare management.
Courses vary in length from 6 months to 2 years. The comprehensive syllabus equips students with the knowledge, practical skills and confidence they require to work towards independence and a self-reliant future.
Students are granted training and counselling free of charge on the basis of the difficult circumstances from which they come.