The vocational school LVTC (Lusaka Vocational Training Centre) reports to the Ministry of Higher Education. With around 500 students it is one of the largest vocational training centres in the country. All employees and teachers are Zambians and responsible for planning and conducting the courses.
Until 2015, no water-specific courses were offered at LVTC. The focus was on other technical professions, such as electrical installation or bricklaying.
Education costs have to be covered by the students to a large extent. This drastically exceeds the budget of many young people. In the compounds, a large part of the population lives below the poverty line of USD 1.90 per day.
First-time introduction of two water-specific courses co-designed and co-financed
Over 300 students with completed vocational training in the water sector
Weekly workshops initiated to introduce the latest technologies