VOCATIONAL SCHOOL

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Pedal powered sewing machines stand ready for the next phase of instruction.  There is no reliable electricity in this part of Haiti.

Dressmaking and tailoring class.  There is still a lot of custom sewing done in Haiti.

Official figures put unemployment in Haiti as high as 70%.  Getting a high school diploma isn't enough.  We've begun a vocational school to teach our graduates (and others) a useful, money making trade.  Classes now include training in Dressmaking, Tailoring, Refrigeration Repair, Tile Laying  Plumbing and Electrical Work.

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Refrigeration Repair class

Tiling class

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Students in vocational classes pay a modest fee for classes, less than the going rate at similar schools.  PEACE Project provides a guaranteed salary for the teachers, a facility for classes and covers administrative costs.  This is part of "promoting education" and "community empowerment".