£10,000 Donation to DAPP Namibia
In August this year Planet Aid UK made a £10,000 donation to the DAPP Vocational Training School close to Outapi in Namibia.
DAPP VTS aims to equip students with essential vocational skills and attitudes that will help them to seek meaningful employment to sustain themselves and their families. The school also trains students in entrepreneurial skills so they can start their income-generating projects. At the same time, the school includes broader training and activities that promote the engagement of the students in sports, culture and community development.
Students receive theoretical and practical training according to approved unit standards. Furthermore, the students undertake job attachments at construction companies, offices, farms, and agricultural green schemes, early childhood development centres and kindergartens.
What happens to the students after graduation?
A tracer study carried out among students who finished their training 1-3 years back showed that 68% were employed or self-employed, which is a fair result compared to the general unemployment rate among youth in the country.