Category Archives: Vocational Training

Putting your best foot forward!

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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.

Proud Parade of Malayaka House Teens

Proud Parade of Malayaka House Teens

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.

Preparing for guests at Pizza Night at Malayaka House in Entebbe

Preparing for guests at Pizza Night at Malayaka House in Entebbe

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.

Dora sewing and training other teens in our craft workshop.

Dora sewing and training other teens in our craft workshop.

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.

Teens develop marketing plans for handicrafts & have fun modelling wares!

Teens develop marketing plans for handicrafts & have fun modelling wares!

Pizza Night started with one lesson

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Pizza Night has grown into a wonderful business and training program for Malayaka House and the older teens. It all started with one pizza making lesson, a bit of curiosity and a seed planted that all kids at Malayaka House can do anything if they put their minds to it, and a bit of sweat, love and dedication! Here is where it all started…see what it’s become here.

Namatov's first pizza!

Namatov’s first pizza!