Cuba Technical education projects - Havana

Amid the difficult economic situation in Cuba in the 1990s, the foundation was involved in various projects on the Caribbean island between 1997 and 2007. The work there proved to be quite difficult, as independent project work was not desired by the Cuban government.

Despite these difficult conditions, three projects were realised in the capital Havana that have opened prospects for young people in Cuba. The foundation started its work there in 1997/98 by supporting a lifeguard school, the "Escuela Provincial de Salvavidas Henry Dunant". In the following years, it provided support to a training centre for crafts and technical courses, the "Politécnico Fernando Aguado y Rico", as well as to a training facility for young people from the socially weakest sections of the population, the "Escuela de Oficios Hermanos Ameijeiras". In particular, the foundation carried out measures to modernise the infrastructure and equipment of the respective centres.