The Guinea-Bissau is one of the poorest countries in the world, being rated in the 176th position out of 187 (UNDP, 2012) Human Development Index. It has got a populatio...
The Guinea-Bissau is one of the poorest countries in the world, being rated in the 176th position out of 187 (UNDP, 2012) Human Development Index. It has got a population of 1.7 million inhabitants (UN, 2012), with a life expectancy of 48.6 (UNDP, 2010) and illiteracy rate of 50.3% (Ministry of Education GB, 2010). The situation regarding employment is deficient, particularly among young people: the occupancy rate for the age group 15-24 was 10.6% in 2009, with a 4.6% rate for women (with under-employment and unemployment among young people, the unemployment rate came close to 30%).
The city of Ingoré has about 22,000 inhabitants, being the majority young people. After graduating from high school (12th grade) young people find no activity because, on one hand, they do not have enough resources to continue their studies and,on the other hand, there are no schools or training centres for them to continue their education.
Therefore, this project aims to: (1) Build a vocational training centre in the city of Ingoré (Guinea-Bissau); (2) Implement asustainable and quality vocational training model. Following this model, it is expected that the Centre, in the long run, contributes to the development of the community.