The Graduation Ceremony for the second batch of Salesian TVET centre management staff who were undergoing a Capacity Development training was held virtually on 4th May 2021. This program was designed specially to improve the quality of service delivery in the Salesian TVET centres in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Speaking during the event on behalf of the DBTA team, Fr. TJ George acknowledged the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO) team for their professionalism and flexibility while running the program. Moreover, he recognized the input from Mr. Tebaldo Vinciguerra and Fr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam, the Coordinator of Ecology and Creation Sector at the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. He also expressed deep appreciation to Don Bosco Mondo for making funds available. In a special way, Fr. TJ congratulated all participants for the impressive performance, challenging them to utilize the skills acquired for enrichment of the lives of vulnerable young people.
Also present during the graduation ceremony was Steffen Groß, Project Manager Public Cooperation Partners, Don Bosco Mondo – Bonn. He thanked the DBTA team and ITC-ILO for their close collaboration which led to the successful execution of the program. He also conveyed his congratulatory message to the graduands urging them to be change agents in their respective communities.
The ceremony was moderated by Stefano Merante, the Skills Development and TVET Program Officer at the International Training Centre of ILO (ITC-ILO).
During the ceremony, certificates were awarded to 98 graduands who had successfully completed and passed the training modules.
The nine-week training commenced on 25th January and ended on 11th April 2021, with participants drawn from 9 French and Portuguese speaking Countries – Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, Congo ACC, Congo AFC, Madagascar, Mozambique and Rwanda.