Welding is Not Just Useful Work, It Is Also Art


This morning when I arrived at our offices, I looked over at the welding training center and was curious what the “huddle” was about. I walked over, said “good morning” and asked about what they were observing. 

Today's exercise was the fabrication of decorative corners for the grills every Tanzanian home has on their windows I have seen lots of iron bars on doors and windows in my time here, but these were positively beautiful.


Above, Teacher Jonah and another student demonstrate how the corners will look when attached to a wall. I am so pleased to see that the students are learning not only how to weld in order to support themselves and their families but also are creating products with added value because they are so attractive.


With their enhanced skills, our trainees will be in high demand once they enter the workforce.