In The Gambia, there are few new cars. So high-caliber automobile servicing and repair is a vital. Unfortunately it is also hard to find.
For more than 20 years, Heiner Hantke has been training young Gambians to be automotive mechanics, while also servicing the automobiles of those who want only the best for their cars.
The training takes 4 years and it is hands-on and hard work. Unfortunately it also costs more than the automotive business can generate. Most students (in The Gambia and in Germany alike) do not complete the program. Tools are more expensive every day. There are limits to how much you can charge for services in The Gambia.
But you can support a young Gambian to become a skilled mechanic by supporting MEC-SAC. If you have a PayPal account, you can make monthly donations. Or if you prefer to use a credit card, you can make individual donations directly (and as often as you like)!
You can see more of our work on our FaceBook page here.