In January 2014 Ace Africa commenced a new partnership with Got Matar Community Development Group (GMCDG) to provide support to the most vulnerable children and their families who have been infected and affected by the HIV and AIDS crisis.
Founded by Grace Ochieng Andiki in 2002 GMCDG has upgraded the condition of ten primary schools in Got Matar, Siaya, and since built a brand-new 600 place secondary school. Most recently the group were noticing that upon leaving their secondary studies they needed further, specialist qualifications in order to really excel in life and give them the chance to reach their full potential. This is why an Institute of Technology (IoT) was set up in order to offer young people the opportunity to train in a range of practical skills.
The construction of the IoT building is currently underway and until the institute is completed, some apprenticeships training is taking place in rented buildings with limited access to the appropriate equipment. One of the most popular courses on offer is for aspirational car mechanics living in rural western Kenya. With the course building a lot of interest and students already enrolled it is essential that the GMCDG find the funds to finish off the building to avoid over spending on rent and also to seek support to purchase new equipment for the budding car mechanics to ensure that they are able to take part in essential practical lessons.
We are thrilled to announce that the need to support Kenya’s future car mechanics recently took the interest of one of the UKs leading Car Mechanics magazines where they have just published a feature of support. We would like to thank CM magazine for allowing Ace Africa and the GMCDG to gain exposure of this most worthy initiative and we hope that your readers choose to support the cause!
See the article in the Car Mechanics magazine by clicking here.
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