The Youth Villages project targets at-risk rural youth, unsuited to traditional educational frameworks. The youth villages provide the practical knowledge and skills needed to enter the local job market. The Malanje Youth Village offers an integrated 3-year multi-disciplinary curriculum with specialized vocational studies in agriculture and other professional disciplines. Students enjoy full boarding-school conditions and a loving home environment
that nurtures vital social skills.
Four Youth Villages are already in operation in Angola, with another nearing completion and three more planned. Each can accommodate about 200 students and an administrative staff of about 20 technicians, drawn from surrounding areas. The Malanje Youth Village won Mitrelli’s outstanding project award for 2018.