Health and Water Foundation (HWF) run a programme called Integrated Development Approach through Training and Infrastructure to Improve Education, Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Manga Cluster Area in Lake Victoria Region, Kenya. The programme has many aspects, one of which is vocational.
Two polytechnics within the region were rehabilitated, classrooms and a carpentry workshop were renovated. Within the polytechnics, training for 60 girls to learn sewing techniques over two years occurs. HWF also provided 20 sewing machines (10 to each polytechnic), these machines tend to be used in large-scale clothing making enterprises, meaning the girls develop the skills for a future profession.
The two polytechnics also train 60 boys in carpentry for two years. HWF provided 20 carpentry kits between the two polytechnics, which comprised of plough plains, bit bushes, timber clamps, Stanley hammer, set of chisel, pliers, auger bit, screw drivers and spanners, Jack Stanley No.4, Stanley plane No.5, Tape measure, brace and try square.