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TEABAG's Vocational Skills Centre

In October 2007 the village Elders made available a site situated on the outskirts of the village for a Vocational Skills Centre to be erected. Since then, a lot has changed!

  • On the site was a derelict breezeblock building with a tin roof. This has been restored, turned into the catering block and kitchen, two classrooms, a computer room with 10 computers,and the Principal's office.
  • A large Assembly Hall has been built. This is also convertible into three classrooms when necessary.
  • A new building has been constructed, containing the textiles students' classroom, and the electricals lab, and a further classroom is under construction
  • A hostel has been built to accommodate the male students
  • An existing building has been converted into accommodation for the Principal and his family, and a girls' hostel.
  • A toilet and shower block has been constructed
  • Two thatched accommodation huts for visitors have been built, three for staff, and a restaurant area.
  • The site has been landscaped, and trees planted.
  • A borehole has been drilled, and a solar-powered pump and two 10,000litre polytanks installed to provide a reliable water supply
  • As of April2017, a large purpose-built hostel providing accommodation for 48 boys, 48 girls and a member of staff is under construction.

This has meant that we are now able to provide a vocational education to 150 students between the ages of 16-26. They are taught a three-year course, offering the following specialist subjects:

  • Building & construction
  • Electrical Installation
  • Catering
  • Textiles and dressmaking
  • Information Technology

The college is funded one third by the Ghana government, one third by pupil fees, and one third by TEABAG. The TEABAG Trustees communicate with the college every week via Skype, and manage the college finances.