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Together with the collaboration of the Jesuit Association of Chad, the Foundation has completed the first phase of the construction work for the center, which is expected to benefit more than 1,170 students in the future.
The project, in this first phase, has consisted of the construction of a security gate, a block of 2 floors with 8 classrooms and 2 offices, an administrative block with the teachers’ room, a secretariat and toilets for the teaching staff, toilet buildings for school students; a house for the guard and, finally, a well, a water tower and a machine room to supply electricity to the entire center.
The school, located in Kyabé, in the southeast of the country, will house secondary studies (3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th) and four specialties of professional training (agriculture and livestock, metalwork, commercial and mechanical administration and electricity). In this way, students will be able to continue their studies here and obtain the maximum tools needed to enter the labor market in the future.
Although the construction of the complex is planned in five different phases and, therefore, the project should be completed in 2022, the Technical High School is ready for its use, as well as the entire faculty and administrative staff facilities (see attached photo). Therefore, 70 students have already started the classes for the 2018-2019 course and, in the coming weeks, it is planned to celebrate the official opening ceremony, which will be attended by different authorities.
Later, the rest of the planned phases will begin. It is expected to build several more blocks to include vocational training workshops, another to house 8 classrooms, more toilet buildings, a multi-purpose room, sports courts, changing rooms, a chapel, etc.
To contribute, as far as possible, to the improvement of education and training in especially needy countries of Africa is one of the main objectives of the Foundation and the Jesuits, who have a long experience in the educational field after 60 years working in Chad.