To train people with disabilities to be able to find a way to earn a living. With this objective, in 2018 Barceló Foundation promoted a Vocational Training School for people with disabilities in Tanzania, through which its students receive government-regulated training in handicrafts and shoemaking.
“The first graduating class of the school received a microcredit for each group, which has helped them to create small businesses in the villages where each of the groups are established”, said from the Project Area of Barceló Foundation.
The good results obtained by the first class have led the second class to double the number of students, who have also received microcredits and are working in groups making sweaters and shoes for the students of the government schools.
“The Project has had 60 students in the 2019-2020 academic year. All of them have also been training in skills and economic development and have become in a example for their families and the communities in which they live, as they have demonstrated that they are able to learn a trade and live from it” insist from de Area Projects, while highlighting the great work of CBIDO, the local partner with which Barceló Foundation collaborates.
It should be noted that in addition to paying for the maintenance of this vocational school, in the same area of Tanzania, the Barceló Foundation has one of its Farmasol projects, through which it offers psychological care and physiotherapy to people with disabilities, in addition to paying for their surgery. It has also built a classroom for people with disabilities in government schools and has financed the acquisition of plots of land with a well to generate income and maintain both the school and a pilot project for the implementation of 100 farms.