Vocational Training Center
The Vocational Training Centre will be operational July 2020.
We are very grateful to IEEE Smart Village and Sidekick Foundation for funding the construction of the Vocational Training Centre, which showcases Maa Bricks. 47,000 bricks were produced by the social enterprise for the construction of the centre.
The Maa Vocational Training Centre will transform the lives of hundreds of Maasai women and youth, empowering them to secure employment and support their families.
At the end of 2019, the Centre was 90% complete and already being used for community meetings and training events. The Vocational Training Centre is due to be fully operational by July 2020, at which point, The Maa Trust and Maa Beadwork operations will relocate to this new facility.
The Vocational Training Centre includes an IT hub with 25 computers, which will be used for training youth and teachers in digital literacy.
Upon completion of the Vocational Training Centre, construction will commence on two staff housing facilities, each with six bedrooms and washing facilities. The staff accommodation will also be built using Maa Bricks.
By the Numbers
Bricks made to construct the Maa Vocational training Centre
women being trained in beadwork skills form the Vocational Training Centre
laptops in the IT hub