Quality Education

Challenge overview: Education is one of the most powerful and proven vehicles for sustainable development. Ability to read, write and to communicate including using ICT connects people. It empowers them to achieve or make progress on many fronts such as in business, innovation, respect for human rights, gender equality, etc. Education leads to an increase in opportunities for an individual. Over 57 million primary-aged children miss dividends of education because they are out of school. More than half of them are in sub- Saharan Africa. More girls than boys are out of school. As these children transition into youthhood, the number of those without or with just basic literacy skills burgeons. CAEVA UK and CAEVA UK contribute to changing this trajectory by offering:

Mainstream Education Support

This involves provision of tuition, scholastic materials, and other necessary support such as meals, transport, etc., to selected children and youth. CAEVA also takes on students as well as recent graduates for virtual and onsite internship. Furthermore, CAEVA continuously identifies other agencies that offer scholastic support and share information with the public.

Vocational and Technical Education Support

Technical and vocational skills training is an alternative pathway for children and youths who have never gone to school as well as those who dropped outof school but finding difficulty in getting back to mainstream education. Our vocational/technical skills training also targets those who completed mainstream education but with a desire to acquire practical or hand-on-tools skills. The following is done under our vocational and technical trainings:

a.Skills Training

This involves supporting selected children and youth to undergo skilling in trades such as motor vehicle mechanics, tailoring, catering, hair dressing, ICT, etc., at CAEVA Vocational Skills Training Centre.


This entails practical learning at the real “workplace” i.e. outside classrooms, under the supervision of an experienced craftsman. Skills learnt through apprenticeship include welding, carpentry and building/concrete practice.

c.Entreprenuership and Financial Literacy

This involves theoretically building the capacity of young people on starting up, managing, and growing enterprises as well as on managing money.

d.Work Readiness Preparedness

Young people are supported to develop communication, interpersonal, teamwork, and other work readiness skills, essential to build rapport with clients and workmates, and, to generally maintain employment.

e.Rehabilitation and Psychosocial Support

Most of the children and youth at CAEVA Vocational Skills Training Centre are from very difficult backgrounds and therefore psychosocially suffering. CAEVA rehabilitates them to stay on the path of; self-rediscovery (identifying their intrinsic untapped potential), recommitment (not giving up on working for a better life), and reintegration (a renewed sense in the community, wherebythey are no longer identified by labels such as orphan, teenage mother, disabled, etc., but by the new good things they are learning and doing). On that backdrop;

• Counseling sessions are held: these target traumatized children and youth. Through counseling, they open up and talk with our professional counselors. This helps them to progressively overcome trauma.

• An enabling environment is fostered, forexample, by constantly keeping in touch with social protection systems to rapidly respond to incidences of child abuse, domestic and gender violence, etc., as well as by constructing ramps, teaching sign language, etc., to ensure that persons with disability are included.

• Setting up friendly and enabling spaces to support mental and physical health and exercise through games and sports.

• Supporting social and emotional skills development and learning through experiential sharing and learning, local and international exchange visits, etc.

• Organising competitive and non-competitive activities that promote positive wellbeing such as performing arts, marathons, football matches, etc.