Bosco Youth Agricultural Centre

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BYAC is a Manzini Youth Care project. The overall goal of the project is to empower manginalized Swazi youth through vocational agricultural training. This training consists of three core modules; permaculture, beekeeping and pig production and piggery management. The students will also be trained on rural enterprise where they will gain insight into business and entrepreneurship. It is envisioned that the students will be equipped with the skills required to run a business and be self-sustaining. The course is delivered twice a year on a six months residential basis at the training centre. The tuition, accommodation and food is free. The students visit their homes every Friday and come back on Monday. Parents and guardians need to provide the trainees with bus fares. The Tinkhundla council will supervise the recruitment exercise and the projects. Two months before finishing the course, the reintegration exercise begins, where we will be helping the students acquire the small pieces of land for implementing their projects. Qualities of trainees; self driven, committed to their work and fully matured people, 19-35 years.

Upon finishing the course, capital in the form inputs will be provided, certificate will also be awarded. Home visits will be done once a month.