Training is the primary focus of STeP UP, a major element of all sectors noted below.
relates to training in disease
prevention (e.g. latrines, draining stagnant
water to prevent malarial mosquitos from
breeding, etc.) and construction of local health
Focuses on providing teacher-
training and materials to primary schools, middle schools and to the sole high school in
See the initiative to provide computers and Internet for schools
this sector provide
training to farmers in techniques used in the
introduction of new crops to help diversify
away from the cocoa monoculture. They also
provide appropriate technologies for using the
abundant rain water and natural fertilizers available
on the islands.
relating to the environment
are often closely related to agriculture. Training in
sound agricultural practices leads to a healthy
environment. Reforestation, protection of local
species--often endemic--and the rational use of
existing resources, are primary project activities.
Projects for training youth in
practical services solves two chronic problems on
the islands: unemployment and a dysfunctional
service industry. These projects now focus on
construction techniques, auto mechanics, jewelry
making and upholstery.