Step 9: We offer training to enable young adults (orphans) to find their way into the job market or into independence.
The new safe houses (under the umbrella of the Living Water Children Center) are complementary to the orphanages, schools, and education programs and are open to graduates of any of the institutions supported by Partnership for Africa.
These are two assisted living facilities for up to 40 students, trainees and young professionals who are too old for the care in orphanages, but still too young to live on their own (in the slums) of the big city. Children and adolescents at risk - coming from precarious or threatening living conditions - for whom care in the remaining family environment is not possible, should be enabled here in a safe environment the supervised transition to their independent life.
The stay in the Safe-House will be accompanied by learning practical skills in one of our youth-workshops and also by trainings and seminars for more theoretical background.
2022: Opening of our first Safe-House for orphans over 18, who are too old for the orphanages (in Ngulelo/Arusha).
In the affiliated youth workshops (baking, sewing, milk processing, marketing) and on the youth farm, graduates learn practical skills that they can use, if necessary, for later small-scale self-employment.
Opening of our youth workshops in the Safe-House in January 2022 - starting with the small sewing unit and the cookies bakery. Yoghurt and butter production and two shops for the marketing of the products will follow. Our Oprhanage-Farm will be further developped and serve also as a Youth-Farm.
Our youth will have the opportunity to learn some more practical skills during their transition period between university, college or VTC and finding a job.