Not every child at school goes on to be doctor or a pilot, but everyone can earn a living and make a contribution to their community if they have the skills. Recognising this, Footsteps’ strategy has led us to partner with the local technical training college in Katito, previously known as the Katito Village Polytechnic. Investment of £28k raised over the last year allowed Footsteps to build a block of three classrooms and renovate three more, all 6 of which will allow the facility to provide a good environment for teaching skills such as: building technology, motor mechanics, dressmaking, electrical engineering, hair dressing and beauty therapy, food processing and computer technology.
In recognition of this partnership the facility was renamed to be known from now on as the Footsteps Vocational Training Centre and was officially opened on the 2nd of August by the Local MP, Aduma Owuor, Footsteps Trustees and volunteers on the 2015 Rafiki programme. A new sign was unveiled, ribbons were cut and trees planted to mark the occasion.