Ave Maria Vocational Training and Youth Development Centre
Ave maria was Established in 1984 by the initiative of Mr. Quilinous Otim, who was supported by the then Bishop of Lira Diocese the late Rt Rev. Caesar Asili
The Insititution is affiliated to the Catholic Diocese of Lira and the Bishop is the Patron.
The Insititution is gorvened by seven Members of the Board of Trustees, Administration Staff and Teaching Staff.
The School is Stuated at Gwengabara, Boke Parish, Adekokwok Sub- County Lira District . 3km away from Lira Town on Lira Soroti Road.
The Institution is registred by the Directorat of Industral Training, Ministry of Education and Sports and UNEB and National NGO Board.
The Courses offered are:-
Tailoring and Cutting Garment,
Brick Laying and Concret Practice.
Painting and Decoration.
Welding and Metal Fabrication
Carpentry and Joinery.
It has also other complementray Courses eg:- HIV/ AIDS Education, Psychosocial Support, Moral Education/Crime Prevention Training, Basic Bussiness Skills, Illiteracy Programme.
Target Groups are:-
Most disadvantaged children in the following categories:-
Out of school children.
Formerly abducted children.
Children who where engaged in Child Labor.
Children who have completed Primary Level and other interested Youth from Secondary Education.