Vocational Institutions

To increase the capacity among the youth with skills that will enable them to actively participate in the development of their local community. These future leaders should be empowered to ensure future development of the country.

Construction ITI DIA

More than 2000 children and youth are out of school in the Kiss Bendu region, with another hundreds students at risk of dropping out of school. While the government has made impressive strides in improving its education system, poverty reducion. Despite girls dropout, child labour, disabilities, early pregnancies and marriages, and other factors push many children out of school, with just 1 out of 10 continuing on to Higher education.

Wanda foundation saw that education is an engine for poverty eradication and a force for peace. Today, education is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals. We need education to reduce inequalities, achieve gender equality, protect our rain forest, and provide quality education for all.

Our program to gain knowledge that will improve their vocational skills, improve the quality of their choices and, ultimately, improve the quality of their lives. 

ITI aims to provide the opportunity to develop and Ignite Talents in Technical skills, connect their talent with other young professionals, and learn about the opportunities they can provide to people and places that around their community. With this they can develop a great place to live, work, and play.

The mission of the ITI Dia is to provide high quality and cost effective Innovative training and employment opportunities for student or adults with or without developmental disabilities

The ITI will always be there for students to further their education. Innovation is always changing the future. ITI Innovative skills, or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, are in high demand to solve the big challenges we’re facing now and in the future. That is why the school is excited to share this exciting studies with the student. One thing for sure ITI will always provides an opportunities for student Education in the region that is more than just a path to a degree.

It can open doors to new relationships, greater opportunities, along with a best jobs experience and an education one might be just what one needs to make this dream a reality.

Working alongside with them showing appreciation and contribution

Strong men work daily stripping board: see photo
Ripping timber into 1x12x12 for to panel the upper edge of the underneath
form work

These are some of many factors that was considered for design process methods in the construction architecture that are summarized in the following steps:

Long-term lifecycle

• Resource usage strategies : boards ,stones and stand , Iron Rode
• Minimal environmental impacts: All material were environmental friendly
• Recycled and recyclable. All material used can be reused by the contractors or community

We have built a floatation system that can maintain an acceptable level of stability appropriate to the use or likely use of the building and which will not be affected by minor impact and is capable of withstanding the most adverse combination of loads it is likely to be exposed to.

Wanda foundation saw that Today, education is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals. We need education to reduce inequalities, achieve gender equality.

They result in displacements of populations in Kissi bendu region that has already facing the impacts of war, ebola and extreme poverty, a lack of economic opportunities and scarcity of basic services. This situation has worsened with the arrival of COVID-19. Currently hundreds are awaiting across the region to get enroll in the Institute for Technical Innovation (ITI Dia ) Skills training . These numbers suggest that as many as 50 per cent of children needs Higher quality school Education.(skills Training)

Women and girls at the center they played a great role in the Construction This was not taken into consideration at First. They also want to take credit in the development. Women with helping them advance their children careers and growth as individuals and as leaders in their region.

Supporting young adults in the age category of 17 to 21 in Kenema and Dia.

The vision will be to introduce this group to Industry and Construction Companies. That they can go to work for a few days or hours during the week whilst attending school. That way they get experience while going through their technical training. The curriculum will be up to 5 years. During the Summer break it is essential that they find internships with corresponding companies. When they graduate, they have some solid skills that will help them join construction companies. They will utilize their skills in farming technique to grow more food and those with skills in the Industry, IT, Auto/Truck industry or commercial education will do likewise. With this knowledge that is gained they will enhance their area they are coming from.

Project stemming from an orphanage

An orphanage has asked us for support for children and young adults.

Children aged 17 need to leave the orphanage and follow a vocational training by choice. Under the rules it is stipulated that young adults who leave the orphanage will live together in a small house (2 in a house) in the vicinity of the orphanage. The guidance from the orphanage will continue to a lesser degree to these young people till they have completed their vocational training and found a job.

The target group for the orphanage concerns children and young adults aged 6 to 21 years. The orphanage has for this project requested a pupil contribution from the local government institution of Social Welfare. In addition to this contribution an amount is still required for this project of around € 21.000 per year.

Additional Budget needed each year (Amounts in Euro's)

Age Pupils Primary Education Secondary Education Vocational Institute
6 – 12 30 € 100    
13 – 16 30   € 200  
17 10     € 300
18 10     € 300
19 10     € 300
20 5     € 300
21 5     € 300
Total   € 3000 € 6000 € 12000

Students from previous years who are now working are obliged to pay part of their income to the orphanage to support current students.


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