Amos was 16 years old when we met him. He had been out of school for three years. Amos struggled to achieve high grades at school; perhaps it was because his mum cannot read or write and so was unable to help his development, or maybe it was the lack of electricity and space to work in their small home. It may have even been because Amos knew it was unlikely his education would progress beyond primary school. What is clear is that Amos now struggles to find occasional work on building projects. He strives to earn enough to support his mother, brothers and sisters but the work is both unreliable and poorly paid.
Amos loves cars and would like to train as a mechanic. We’d love to give him that opportunity. There are many young people who, like Amos, would find it hard to fit back into school, we want to support them as they create for themselves and their families a brighter future.