Our Lady of Mercy Vocational Training Centre is a higher learning tertiary centre which is located along Likoni Road, at the Mukuru Promotion Centre Head Office.
Mukuru Promotion Centre is an organization run by the Sisters of Mercy. It deals with education, health and social programs.
At Our Lady of Mercy Vocational Training, students can acquire technical skills in different fields that can help them later in their future careers and also in life.
The Skills Training Centre is specially designed to impart practical skills to students with a view to future employment.
The Vocational Training Centre was born out of a sincere desire to provide a wholistic approach in higher education, and reaches out to provide stimulation and motivation for self-development for our students.
Facilities include classrooms, computer lab, hairdressing lab, catering skills restaurant for practicals, dressmaking class, which all have modern facilities.
In partnership with the Mukuru community, Mukuru Promotion Centre envisions: "The Mukuru Community attaining sustainable, wholistic human development and self-reliance."
In the spirit and charisma of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy and in partnership with stakeholders, Mukuru Promotion Centre will: "Provide early childhood development education, primary education, secondary education, vocational skills, social rehabilitation and health services to the Mukuru community.
Courses offered at Our Lady of Mercy Vocational Training Centre are:
Mukuru Promotion Centre (MPC) is a faith-based, non-profit organization founded in 1985 by the Sisters of Mercy. The Centre has expanded to meet the needs of a growing population and operates multiple projects in education, health, social welfare, social rehabilitation and environmental change.
For more than 30 years MPC has been part of the Mukuru community comprising over 20 informal settlement villages with a population of 600,000. Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, in the Spirit of their Foundress Catherine McAuley, MPC endeavours to give children, adults and families, including those with disabilities, hope for a better and brighter future. Located on 5 different sites within a 3km radius and a staff of over 130 members, the outreach is considerable.
The operational side of MPC is only made possible through the generosity of like-minded organizations, both locally and overseas. Together, the lives of thousands of people living in the informal settlement are transformed through education, health and welfare.