‘Building capacities for the young generation is going to make a better generation and a better future tomorrow for Africa.’ – Corneille Ewango.
The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 8) encompasses promotion of sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. Vocational training is one of the main components for achieving its key targets.
Don Bosco Tech Africa (DBTA) has been able to tailor make a capacity development training in conjunction with the International Training Center of ILO (ITC-ILO), thanks to the German Government and the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in partnership with Don Bosco Mondo through the Global Program. This training has been designed for the centre management of the Don Bosco TVET schools, geared towards supporting the young people in increasing their chances of obtaining quality work and having a decent life.
The training officially kicked off on 12th October 2020, and is expected to end on 11th December 2020. One hundred and fifty (150) Salesians and lay staff members from 11 countries in the Africa-Madagascar Region are participating in the program, with 4 individuals from each training centre. The ITC-ILO based in Turin, in a collaborative partnership with DBTA have organized the training.
A total of 40 participants from English speaking countries, 86 from French and 24 from Portuguese speaking countries in the Global Program are participate in the training. Furthermore, DBTA is in discussion with BMZ to enlarge the scope and offer the training also to the remaining 23 countries under its umbrella.
The anticipated result of the program will be the scaling up of leadership skills and management abilities to modern approaches and introduce international standards in the areas of organizational and financial management, entrepreneurship and greening TVET.
This training is a life time opportunity for the region and will establish a solid common basis for all Centres on which further development can be built up.
Truly, capacity development is a foreshadowing of greater things to come in Africa!