The “Global Program” is based on five main pillars: capacity building, modernization, presence of the Job Services Officers (JSO), greener Technical-Professional Institutes (TVETs) and a stable network of contacts. During the event, the participants were shown these five points and explained how to use them in the TVETs of their respective Provinces.
Capacity building will enable Salesian educators to take a modern approach to teaching and to create cutting-edge courses of study geared to the labor market. Modernization involves investing in equipment and infrastructures and adapting educational materials.
The "Global Program" also aims to strengthen and support the work of the JSOs, both locally and nationally. The purpose is to consolidate, through them, relationships and connections with companies. In this way, students are given a guarantee during their studies, after graduation and during the process, of entering the world of work, which is the basis for a dignified life.
As for the implementation of green TVETs, it should be emphasized that the project aims to raise awareness among Salesian and lay personnel, students and the public sector on topics such as waste and wastewater management, renewable energy, biogas and use of solar energy.
Finally, the "Global Program" wants to strengthen the network, both internal and external. The aim is therefore to train personnel in the management of public relations and in cooperation with industries and companies.
In his opening speech, Fr George TJ., Executive Director of the "Don Bosco Tech Africa", reminded participants that "it is our responsibility, with regard to young people, to make available all the resources we have at our disposal." He also said that this project requires hard work, dedication and a careful implementation process. Finally, he thanked the German government and the "Don Bosco Mondo" NGO for the ongoing support and funding of the project.