CFPC Vocational Training Centre
Unemployment is high for young people in and around Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with most people engaged in subsistence farming on small plots of land. Opportunities for youth are extremely limited. To meet this need, Roger and Chris Bast founded CFPC Vocational Training Centre in 2009. Each year, about 20 young Burkinabe men receive free training in practical skills in a Christian environment.
The qualifications obtained by graduating students are recognized by the Burkina Faso Ministry of Youth and Employment. CFPC also provides employment to local skilled tradesmen, who teach the students the practical skills required to graduate from the programs.