West African Vocational Schools (WAVS)

Unverified non-profit organisation

West African Vocational Schools is a Christian NGO based in the United States that works hand-in-hand with local leaders in Guinea-Bissau to offer job-training and economic development programmes in one of the world’s smallest and poorest countries.

The WAVS School, which is attended by 60 to 100 students at any given time, is run by an all-Guinean staff and offers classes in computer basics, auto mechanics, welding, sewing, English and French – courses that are in demand by people in the community and are designed to help young men and women acquire marketable job skills.



Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

Less than 500,000

Further information

About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States

Global issues

Community development; Education and training; Job creation and enterprise development