Hanga Vocational Training Center
Background: Hanga VTC is a boarding school for young men and woman run by Benedictine monks of Hanga. The school began in 1979 with only two masonry students, but since 2002, we have begun to admit girls and the current enrollment is at 100 students.
Vision: To provide students with a basic vocational education that will not only enable to find jobs and improve the living standards of their local villages, but to also teach them to believe in themselves and recognize that they can be valuable members of society. We also support the government thrust in empowering the students of Tanzania to be good and productive citizens of our country.
Vocational Trades: We offer training in the following basic technical skills:
• Masonry • Computers
• Carpentry • Electrical
• Plumbing • Tailoring
• Auto Mechanics
Our curriculum also includes the following general courses:
• English • Communcation
• Mathematics • Technical Drawings
• Ethics • Entrepreneurship
Students Projects: The HVTC has set the goal of being self-sufficient. Therefore the students are involved in the hands on cultivation of 20 acres of corn, 10 acres of bananas and vegetable gardens, and also raising 10 cows, 50 chickens, 100 pigs and 20 turkeys.
Registration Procedures: Girls and boys must have completed a minimum of standard seven. Applications are accepted/screened from June to September and the entrance examination is in November. Application forms are available under the contact information.
Recent News: On October 27th we celebrated the graduation of 19 students (13 male and 6 female). Our graduates excelled in their chosen studies which included: bricklaying, carpentry, tailoring, and mechanics.
As part of our commitment to change the African mentality towards women’s dependency on men, the HVTC continues to focus on advancing technical skills for women. Just recently the women of HVTC learned how to create batik styled designs (tie dye) for the traditional clothing like kanga and kitenge that are commonly found throughout Tanzania. Pictures of the women creating the batik style.