Kenya – Training of Trainers on Advocacy, Networking and Partnership Building

16 May 2022

(ANS – Nairobi) – In the month of February 2022, Don Bosco Tech Africa organized an Advocacy, Networking, and Partnership building workshop for Job Service Officers. Eleven of these JSOs were selected to participate in the Training of Trainers workshop from 9th to 13th May 2022.

The main objective of the training was to equip JSOs with skills and knowledge to conduct similar training on advocacy, networking, and partnership building in their respective centres and Provinces. They are expected to train the Local Job Service Officers (L-JSOs) to ensure continuity of the program. Different training methodologies were used which included PowerPoint presentations, role plays, digital online tools, group discussions, brainstorming, videos, and appreciative interview.

While giving their summary of the week, the participants appreciated Don Bosco Tech Africa for organizing this workshop. They expressed that they are going back fully charged with skills and will share the knowledge gained with the Local JSOs to ensure continuity of the program and in the end ensure positive transformation of the TVET centres. In unison, they underscored that the facilitators had an excellent mastery of what they were doing.

The facilitators from Centre for Urban Rural Youth Development Programmes (CURYDP) led by their team leader Mr. Elikana Epiche expressed their gratitude to Don Bosco Tech Africa for giving them the opportunity to share their expertise. They also thanked the participants for their enthusiasm and active participation and urged them to extend the knowledge gained to others to ensure extraordinary transformation of Don Bosco TVET centres in Africa and Madagascar.

In his concluding remarks, Br. John Njuguna, Deputy Director Don Bosco Tech Africa urged the participants to ensure the sustainability of this training through the transfer of knowledge and skills gained to the Local Job Service Officers. He reminded them that they are the linkage between the trainees and the companies/industries in terms of improving the employability of the young people. “Be driven by Don Bosco’s vision of enhancing livelihoods of young people” he remarked. He went on to thank the facilitators for their dedication and willingness to share their expertise with the participants.

This training was funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Germany through Don Bosco Mondo, Bonn.

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