Training centres

Hedwig and Robert Samuel Foundation

Our training centres are a guarantee of quality

The Samuel Foundation currently runs its own training centres in three countries – Costa Rica, Nicaragua and India.

We say: Where it is possible and meaningful considering local conditions, we want to carry out our training projects at our own training centres.

These training centres offer us advantages in a number of ways:

  • We are independent as far as the design of the premises is concerned.
  • Our own workshops offer the possibility of continuous practical training.
  • The clear separation between “inside and outside” makes it easier for us to transmit clear rules and values such as order, performance and social behaviour.
  • And, last but not least, the training centres form an important part of our Foundation capital and thus increase the resources that we can use again for projects.

Independent and successful

We enable young people to obtain qualified vocational training and qualifications. Young people are supported who come from weak social situations and have the necessary success promising prerequisites. Our training courses are free of charge and include, in part, catering during the day and the cost of public transport.  All training courses are aimed at crafts, technical or service professions, since they can be learned without a higher education. They are fast and practical arrangeable and have a long-term high demand in the countries.

We work together with the relevant authorities and institutions in the design and implementation of our programmes. The qualifications of our training are – as far as it is reasonable and possible – officially approved and recognised nationwide. The lessons are preferably held in our own training centres.

The trainers are well trained, have practical experience and come from the respective country. The success confirms our work: Over 7,800 young people have successfully gone through our training programmes so far. Up to 90 per cent of our trainees have found a qualified job in their specialist area at the latest 6 months after graduation.

Since there is a well-functioning state and private education system in Thailand, we have concentrated our activities on complementary education there. The children and young people we care for receive training courses in English and computer skills in our own training units.