Africa - Vocational/skills and computer training in Gambia

Jan 2020; Jun 2020; Aug 2020 | WEC International


Trip #2390

Africa - Vocational/skills and computer training in Gambia

Trip #2390


WEC International Standards of Excellence in Short-term Mission


Gambia, Western Africa


Jan 2020; Jun 2020; Aug 2020
Lasts 6 months to 1 year


Education: All Other, Friendship Evangelism,


** See Financial Information Below
Agency: WEC International
Location: Gambia, Western Africa
Dates: Jan 2020; Jun 2020; Aug 2020
Lasts 6 months to 1 year
Activities: Education: All Other, Friendship Evangelism
Cost: ** See Financial Information Below
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Vocational/skills and computer training Locations: Nemakunku and Wellingara. To assist workers involved with youth and vocational training in these centers.

What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

VOCATIONAL TRAINING Locations: Wellingara, Nemakunku

WELLINGARA is an urban area with a large WEC centre. The two main activities are
1. The Omega secretarial and computer training centre
Up to 50 students attend a 2 year programme
Providing job skills for students finishing middle school
Students can sit for international certificates in typing and computer skills
2. Literacy and skill training centre
As many as 25 students learn both practical sewing and tie/dye skills and wolof and English literacy classes.
There are also many other facilities at Wellingara including a study library, recreational facilities and a church

NEMAKUNKU: A WEC skill centre has been running in Nemakunku for several years. The centre is predominantly used for educational training for those who have not had the opportunity to go to school and is open to anyone from Nemakunku and surrounding villages. Emphasis is on learning to read and write and acquiring a skill that will enable the students to support themselves. In a one year programme, teaching is provided in literacy (Mandinka and English), tie & dye, tailoring, health education.
A key part of the programme is helping the students to be self supporting. They are taught how to run a small scale business and a savings scheme helps them to save start up capital. During the programme students make various articles and are assisted in selling them. In agreement with each student, profits from the sales are saved. Many students have gone on to use this capital to successfully start their own tailoring or material businesses.

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Additional Trip Information

Western Africa
Participant Age:
College, Adult, Seniors
Eligible to Go:
Individuals, Married Couples
Other Financial Notes:
Costs of WEC Trek trips are not fixed due to the flexibility we offer. Costs will depend on where you want to go, how long you want to stay and airfare costs.
Training debriefing
Pre-Field Training through activities and reading guided by a pre-field manual followed by a 1 week orientation training at the WEC HQ near Philadelphia, PA. Debriefing for 3 days immediately on return of the trip at the WEC HQ.
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Mission Trip Offered By WEC International

WEC International is an international (members from 55+ nationalities), interdenominational mission agency. WEC is one of the ten largest church planting mission agencies in the world. WEC endeavours to bring the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the remaining unevangelized peoples with the utmost urgency. WECers plant churches in many countries around the world with locations in Africa, Asia, North Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and South Pacific. To find out more about WEC International in the USA visit

WEC USA has 3 short term programs: Discovery (individuals or teams that go out up to 3 months; WEC Trek (individuals that go from 3 months – 12 months) and WEC Core (individuals that go for 2 years). If you are looking to apply from another country please check for the sending base in your country.

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