Education and Workforce Skills Training

Orphaned and At-Risk Youth and Young Adult Training and Mentorship

Since November 2010, Mercy-USA for Aid and Development has been providing three-month computer office software training courses to orphans and other at-risk teens and young adults in the Tuzla Canton of Bosnia. In addition to the technical training these young people receive, they are mentored by caring Mercy-USA staff members who teach essential life skills that will serve the students as they enter adulthood. Mercy-USA mentors provide character development training that nurtures the whole child and teaches the values of honesty, hard work, and integrity. This character training encourages the at-risk youth and young adults to avoid criminal responses to hardship, and gives them confidence to join the workplace after their schooling is complete. The trainees are also provided with a nutritious meal or snack during each class; the extra nutrition provided helps them stay motivated and focused on their training.
As of the reporting period through December 2013, approximately 200 orphans have enrolled in and have completed these courses.

You can give a young Bosnian orphaned child, or at-risk teen/young adult hope for his or her future with your charitable contribution.

Give securely online; or call to donate using your credit card:

1-800-55-MERCY (1-800-556-3729)