A school for living
Building a welding laboratory allows children who attend the Centre to learn a new widely requested job. Through the frequency of this school, they can search for a job thus creating a valid alternative to a life as criminals.
The main objective is to partner with the Salesian Centre Bosco Children to reduce the number of children living on the streets of Addis Abeba by showing them the chance of a new life. Specifically of the project, the creation of a school of excellent welding technique allows them to receive a qualified preparation and gain highly-paid jobs.
The direct beneficiaries are the 20 students and the 2 teachers who daily attend the workshop to learn or teach. Nevertheless, all the 90 guys attending the school can choose to follow the welding course. After completing the studies, the common aim is of course to get a job and to earn a living. Moreover, the Bosco Children centre aims to bring the boys, still very young, home to their families where they will hopefully contribute with their work to the maintenance of the family.
The capital is the economic hub of the entire State and it is one of the main connecting points with the international institutions for the entire Africa. When compared with other cities of Ethiopia and the rural areas the disparity is immeasurable. Its sparkling appearance attracts young people from all over the country looking for high expectations and a better future. Young girls and boys leave the villages and the small towns where they are grown facing long journeys often dangerous. Unfortunately, most of the time these young adventurers end up falling into the wrong hands, becoming victims of exploiters and criminal organisations. The children living on the streets of Addis Abeba are 11.830.