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.

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