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COURSES OFFERED

  • Cooking & nutrition
  • Machine knitting & dressmaking
  • Tailoring
  • Fashion& design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Literacy in Kiswahili & English
  • Computer classes
  • Poultry keeping

BACKGROUND HISTORY

Mercy Training and Vocational Centre (MTVC) Chepararia is an institution which was established in May, 2000 by the Sisters of Mercy. The school is located in a serene environment in West Pokot one of the lowest literacy levels in Kenya. The glaring needs can be attributed to the adherence to retrogressive cultures embraced by the Pokot community such as FGM –Female Genital Mutilations, Early and forced marriage, cattle rustling among other things. It is felt that a girl has little value in the area and can be married off and is of little value in her household. Both boys and girls are held back from education chances by the cultural values of tending to animals for boys and early marriage for girls.

The center provides a conducive for learning that promotes strong Christian values. The aim of the Centre is to provide education for girls and young women in various skills highlighted above These courses are over and above those being offered to the less able students who many have no formal education. These are girls/women who are either drop outs, primary school leavers or have never attended school, or those who have been rescued in the community and are in urgent need of skills through which they can earn their living. Most of them come from poor families where they face lots of challenges and hardships. The college is run by Sr. Veronica Quigley who is a Sister from the Sisters of Mercy. She is assisted by Ms Linah Lelei and Ms Mercy Chebet

 In response to the needs of the People the Sisters of Mercy through family and friends made a great contribution to the development of this needy area. They erected a nursery school, a skills training facility, a small dormitory and a chapel for the secondary school students.