Samoa – First female students of “Don Bosco” Technical Center in Alafua
Alafua, Samoa - August 2020 - The "Don Bosco" Technical Center of Alafua was established in 1989 to offer a "second opportunity" of technical and vocational training to children and young people excluded from formal education, and therefore at risk. Over the years it has become a well-known center throughout Samoa and the Pacific for its excellent technical training and focus on integral student development. 30 years after its inception, the center has also opened enrollments to girls, who have now completed their first semester. Currently all courses are accessible to both genders, with boys attending sewing classes and girls repairing cars.