The centre has been fully established since November 2023 and can finance itself in part. Around 50 per cent of the €16,000 required to operate the facility each month is covered by the proceeds from the sale of vegetables, fruit and eggs. However, this also means that an additional €7,000 to €8,000 is required each month. This includes administrative expenses, meals, accommodation and remuneration for the apprentices, their teachers and instructors, as well as money for operating resources such as fertiliser, seeds and chicken feed. In addition, reserves are required for the replacement of fixed assets and for maintenance and repairs. The training center will therefore rely on subsidies over the long term. Still, the bottom line is that the institute is capable of covering a significant portion of its own costs, an achievement that cannot be overlooked.
Impact measurement is aimed at tracking how many apprentices have successfully completed their training and how many graduates are employed in skilled jobs or run their own businesses in the medium term. Most of them are growing vegetables, keeping chickens or raising sheep and goats. After three courses, the results are impressive.
up to 10/23
The project has a unique impact on graduates in terms of skilled employment or entrepreneurial activities in the medium term. That young people in Africa are capable of earning a livelihood in their countries after receiving expert training is a clear indication of the success of the center and the training concept.