St. Anthony Karungu Polytechnic
Welcome to St. Anthony Karungu Polytechnic, It's located in Homabay, In Karungu, Kadem and Tonga parishes bordering Lake Victoria, Passionists operate St. Anthony Youth Training Center, a technical school for educating girls and boys in tailoring and dress-making, carpentry and joinery, to help those who have dropped out of school become self-employed and empowered.
Poverty, unemployment, and lack of basic needs in these areas have left many girls vulnerable to early pre-marital sex and early marriages with older men. These contributed to many cases of school drop-outs, early child pregnancies, and the contraction of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV. Older men entice young girls with money and goodies to abandon their schooling for short-term benefits.
Many of the boys currently at St. Anthony Training Center dropped out of school to engage in fishing and some of the girls had been forced by unfavorable circumstances into prostitution or fish trading. Yet with the high rate of HIV/AIDs in fishing communities, there are many orphans and families headed by children. This situation forces many youngsters to engage in risky economic activities at a tender age.
The majority of the boys and girls at our St. Anthony Youth Center come from broken families where they experience parental ignorance.
This Facility is run purely by Passionists missionaries, to give education at the level of Polytechnic to those poor children who failed to complete their formal education due to lack of fees.
The Following Courses are Provided:
- Dress Making
- Hair Making
- Farmimg knowledge
- Catering Knowledge
- Among many other Artisan Courses
Our Fees are manageable and on bargaining terms.
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