Community Based Non-Formal Education And Training

Community Based Non-Formal Education and Training – NTPC remains committed towards empowering sustainable livelihood in rural and maritime communities through its Non-Formal Education Department. One method the department delivers on this is via the Sustainable Livelihood Project (SLP).

The purpose of SLP training is:

  • To promote development in rural and maritime communities, peri-urban centres and informal settlements.
  • Develop and empower human resources for these communities with practical skills that can assist individuals, families and community developments.
  • Help alleviate poverty and unemployment
  • Assist in curbing rural/urban drift.
  • Encourage/motivate young people to pursue further studies.
  • Provide an insight in the productive use of available natural resources to challenge individuals to start their own businesses.

At its inception, there were only four courses provided for SLP training: Wooden House Construction, Basic Cookery & Patisseries, Small Engine Repair and Domestic Electrical Installation. The training expanded its base in 2012 following the growing demand from communities, and consequently the courses offered grew to 16.

SLP offers a two-week face to face basic training with students required to participate in both theory and practical components. The training is open to all with a minimum age of 15 years. All SLP courses are fee and fully-funded by the government. To date a total of 28,204 individuals have been issued Certificate in Participation in the various SLP courses.