Mark Mukanda

Mark Mukanda, Enterprise College’s ICT trainer

Enterprise College

People need life skills to make the most of their opportunities. They are an indispensable part of an enterprise culture. In Zambia, very few people have access to life skills training.

AET’s Enterprise College offers a solution to local people who want to increase their ability to secure jobs through vocational training. It’s based in the Kingsgate Centre in south Lusaka. This houses a computer training suite, classroom and seminar room and the AET administration offices. A library and resource centre has also been developed on the site, and a new workshop for practical skills training is under construction.

Eager students crowding round a computer

Eager students

Courses that have been run recently include one on computer skills and business training. Initially, volunteers from the UK and USA were involved in helping develop these programmes.

But Mark Mukanda, a local man from Lusaka, now runs the IT courses himself. On these courses, Mark teaches his students a degree of IT literacy that makes them in turn more saleable on the job market in Zambia. This is the kind of project we want to see more of – empowered Zambian people empowering other Zambian people – so that whole communities can be positively changed.

Our most recent newsletter in PDF format tells how Martin Phiri was helped to find a job by Enterprise College. This video tells how Edward Chentulo was trained at Enterprise College and has now joined Mark Mukanda in training other students at Enterprise College

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