The Youth Community Training Center (YCTC) is a professional training school who provides an alternative to poverty for vulnerable youths of Livingstone.
“Don’t give me a fish, but teach me how to fish!”
The YCTC (Youth Community Training Center) is a professional training school for vulnerable teenagers of Livingstone.
The school, built in 1999 by the NGO CeLIM and the dioceses of Livingstone, provides an alternative to poverty to hundreds of youth, offering vocational training in:
• Plumbing, electric appliances
• Construction techniques
The YCTC training programs are recognized by the “Technical Education and Vocational Entrepreneurship Authority” (TEVETA).
Every afternoon at YCTC, recreational activities are offered to about 250 youth and children. Children in particular are supervised by qualified educators.
YCTC is actually one of the few places, if not the only one, in Livingstone where youth can come together, socialize in a peaceful environment, and be supported in a variety of ways, including short skill courses. They can also consult the books at our library.
Big sport tournaments (basket, football, netball)are organized by YCTC involving many other schools.
A good example of a successful endeavor where a winning partnership with YCYC and local authorities, universities, NGOs and private donors allowed; on one side to achieve the school’s economic sustainability, and on the other has offered new working opportunities to youth in the tourism sector, which is a priority area for the Zambian government.
Founders: CeLIM Milano and Catholic Diocese of Livingstone