While Malayaka House mades every effort to provide the best education possible to all of our children, some came to us in their teenage years and were not able to catch up, having no previous schooling to speak of.
These are the children who need to learn a different set of skills, and quickly. We have developed a network of businesses, all located within our compound, to provide them with vocational training.
They are learning sewing, jewelry-making, baking, cheese-making, farming, animal husbandry, secretarial work, food service and housekeeping by helping to run the businesses, and also how to manage personal finances once wages are earned.
The Cooperative of Businesses is thriving and has not only helped to train the children, but also generates revenue and enriches our relationships with other members of our local community who now support us as customers.