Join the movement to transform West Africa.

Here are some simple ways to get involved.


sponsor a teacher

Teacher Sponsors keep tuition affordable for students at the WAVS School and give women and men in Guinea-Bissau the skills they need to provide for their families and transform their communities.

West African Vocational Schools English teacher in classroom

News & Updates

Get WAVS News & Updates in your inbox to read the latest stories and see the latest videos about our work in Guinea-Bissau.  Click here to read the most recent emails.


This year your birthday can change the life of young people in Guinea-Bissau! Celebrate this year by asking your friends and family to donate to WAVS in lieu of gifts through a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser.


Join us for our exciting upcoming WAVS events. We hope to see you there!

West African Vocational Schools Fundraiser Events


There are many ways to volunteer with WAVS. We would love to have you join us.

West African Vocational Schools event volunteers preparing food

Visitors to Guinea-Bissau West Africa participate in Djumbai

Host A Djumbai & dessert night

Djumbai & Dessert Nights are small, informal gatherings in your home or workplace where we work with you to share the story of WAVS with your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers.


Church cross in Guinea-Bissau West Africa

Invite your church or club to become a wavs partner

WAVS partners with churches and community organizations, such as Rotary clubs, to expand its work in Guinea-Bissau. If you are a member of a church or other organization, we invite you to contact us to learn more about how to partner with WAVS.

follow us

Like the WAVS Facebook page. This is a great way to stay updated, learn fun facts, read stories about students and teachers, and find out about WAVS events in your area.

West African Vocational Schools computer basic student

Give with Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile will give 0.5% of every purchase you make on Amazon to WAVS. It's even easier when you install an extension on your browser to automatically redirect you to Amazon Smile whenever you shop on

Give With Giving Assistant

One action from you could make the difference for us. The next time you shop online, use Giving Assistant! With Giving Assistant, not only do you earn more cash back from your purchases, but you can easily donate your earnings to our cause. Shop, earn, donate—all in one place.

West African Vocational Schools auto mechanics students

Donate to WAVS

Your one-time or monthly gift to WAVS will help equip young women and men in Guinea-Bissau with life-changing job skills.


Consider including WAVS in your estate planning so you can provide long-lasting support to the young women and men in Guinea-Bissau!

West African Vocational Schools English graduates and English teacher with diplomas

WAVS is committed to financial transparency and clear communication with our partners who invest in lives of young people in Guinea-Bissau. If your gift is for a specific project and that project becomes fully funded, any remaining funds will be used to support similar WAVS projects to equip young women and men in Guinea-Bissau with life-changing job skills. If you have any questions about your gift, please contact us.