Our Programmes - Botswana
All Young Africa Centres offer vocational training with integrated life skills, entrepreneurship development & Digital Literacy. Besides this standard programme the YA training centres may implement other relevant youth empowerment programmes.
Youth Empowerment Programme at YA Botswana
From their experience with social projects in the Netherlands and Serbia, Maarten and Jelena developed their idea about a community centre in Gaborone. Youth will not only be empowered through vocational training available at the centre, but also through various Arts programs.
1. Phase 1 starts in 2016: training 200 young people in life skills.
2. Phase 2 (2017-2019): consists of setting up five vocational training departments that especially focus on women.
3. In phase 3 YA Botswana will set up ten more vocational training departments.
The Young Africa Botswana Training Centre (YAB) will fulfil several functions for the surrounding community, just like all the other YA training centres. From the start (2016) YAB will serve as a cultural centre where students can perform different arts before the public.