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NEWLO is a Life Skills and Vocational Training Centre for Youth established in 1984. Bishop Emeritus Sydney Charles founded the organization for young people interested in receiving technical or vocational education and training. Most of those young people were from vulnerable homes and families.
NEWLO aims to provide quality vocational and life skills training for disadvantaged young men and women and people of all ages, religions, and creeds, facilitating growth and sustainable development of the individual in relation to the family, the community, and the nation.
We envision an institution that is financially sustainable with first class facilities, well trained and qualified staff, producing trainees who have recognized international, regional, or national certifications.
- To provide quality vocational and life skills training for disadvantaged young men, women, and people of all ages, religions, and creeds.
- To provide training that is certified and recognized nationally, regionally, and internationally.
- Constructed the Maria Holder Hospitality Centre. This new building is located at NEWLO’s main center at Palmiste and houses the Hospitality Arts programs. The programs comprise Commercial Food Preparation and Cookery, Front Desk Operations, and Restaurant and Bar Services. This project forms part of the objectives of NEWLO and The Maria Holder Memorial Trust to empower vulnerable people with relevant skills and certifications that will enable them to find and create employment in the ever-growing hospitality industry.
- Created seventeen (17) Technical Skills Training Courses.
- Established a Solar Energy System which aims to reduce NEWLO’s non-renewable energy consumption to 0% and redirect the funds saved to enhance the training programs.
- Established itself as a Test Centre for Cisco Networking Academy and CompTIA.