Episcopal Technological and Vocational Training Center, Ramallah, West Bank
Even in the bustling West Bank city of Ramallah, opportunities for economic success after finishing secondary school are elusive. For the students who have not succeeded in traditional academic programs, ETVTC is a godsend.
ETVTC was founded in 2000 by its current director Giovanni Anbar. Students spend two years of hands-on learning in one of two tracks: hospitality and culinary arts or information technology. Upon graduation 94 percent of students move to full-time employment, additional vocational training, or university studies. AFEDJ supporters offer hope and opportunity for success by funding scholarships, equipment purchases, and on-the-job training.