the Youth Community Training Centre (YCTC)

The Youth Community Training Center (YCTC) is a professional training school for vulnerable teenagers of Livingstone

▪ The school, built in 1999 by the NGO CELIM and the Diocese of Livingstone, provides an alternative to poverty to hundreds of youth, offering vocational training in:
▫ plumbing, electric appliance, construction techniques
▫ tailoring
▫ computer
▫ catering

▪ The YCTC training programs are recognised by the “Technical Education and Vocational Entrepreneurship Authority” (TEVETA)

▪ As an additional source of income, the school has set up production units (carpentry, tailoring, and metal workshop), which sell products to the community of Livingstone and tourists.

▪ Olga’s and YCTC make a success case, where a winning partnership among local authorities, universities, NGOs and private donors allowed on one side to achieve the school’s economic sustainability and on the other has offered new working opportunities to youth in the tourism sector, which is a priority area for the Zambian government