Through Into Your Hands-Africa's enterprise development programs, students gain hands-on business skills and create income generating projects for themselves, their families, and their school. Students learn animal rearing, agricultural, and business management skills which prepares them to become job-creators and in the meantime, helps them to pay for household necessities and much needed school fees.
St. Denis Self-Sufficiency ProjectIn partnership with Teach A Man To Fish and Into Your Hands, St. Denis has created a three year road map to becoming 100% financially self-sufficient through the St. Denis Self-Sufficiency Project. These projects will allow graduates to leave St. Denis with extra vocational qualifications and experience in business, increasing their chances of establishing their own successful rural enterprise, gaining employment and/or entry into tertiary education. The wider community also benefits from having a better educated and skilled young generation, imparting their knowledge to their families and beyond.
Learn more about the St. Denis Self-Sufficiency Project
Send a Piglet Home and Send a Goat Home Program
The Send a Piglet Home
and Send a Goat Home Programs provides
the orphaned or vulnerable students at St. Denis with piggery
training and the resources to begin a piggery at their home.
After successful completion of pig-keeping training, the
students build their own piglet shelter at their home and
receive a piglet to raise. Once the piglet matures, it is
bred to produce a litter of eight to ten piglets that are sold
at the market. The extra income from the sale of the
piglets helps the students increase the family's household
Learn more about the Send a Piglet Home and Send a Goat Home Programs
St. Denis Community Internet and Business Centre (CIBC)
Since 2008, Into Your Hands has provided the St. Denis Computer Lab with computers, internet service, a copier, printer, and other office equipment. St. Denis has used these resources to create a community internet and business centre that serves the needs of nearby businesses and schools who would otherwise travel half a day's journey for these services. The income generated from this business centre will provide much needed income for the school. Under the leadership of Fred, the computer teacher, the school will be able to provide the students with a certificate program on computer literacy and repair.