This holiday season, we invite you to discover 12 unique projects that WAVS welding students work on during their training. Every few days, we’ll share a new welding project on Facebook and Instagram and the stories behind them. Click on the image below to learn about the first three projects.
The WAVS welding program in Guinea-Bissau combines classroom instruction with hands-on learning experiences that equip students with the skills they need to run their own welding shop. The program focuses on practical projects like how to make fish grills, which are commonly used by people in the local community.
Graduates of the course like Papa and Rumario have gone on to start their own shops and have inspired others to enroll in the welding course.
This holiday season, we invite you to Spark Opportunity for a future welding entrepreneur. Your gift today will help train 20 young people with the skills they need to provide for themselves and their families — for the rest of their lives. Qualifying graduates will also receive welding starter kits through the WAVS New Entrepreneurs Program.
Between now and the end of the year, the Seattle nonprofit One Day's Wages will match every gift made in support of WAVS welding students — dollar for dollar — up to $15,000!