Kenya: Father Jean Pierre TURABANYE attend Training of Trainers for Salesian TVET Centres

One of the interventions of Don Bosco Tech Africa (DBTA) is Capacity Building and through this DBTA organizes training to empower TVET personnel within the DBTA network in the Africa-Madagascar region.  One of these training that DBTA has organized is the Training of Trainers on Management of Don Bosco Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Centres.

From 24th – 28th January 2022, Father Jean Pierre Turabanye, Director of Don Bosco Gatenga TVET School joined other 32 Salesian TVET centre managers and staff from the English speaking zone in Africa in a training of trainers that took place in Nairobi, Kenya.

The training was on the management of Don Bosco Technical and Vocational Education and Training Centres. It was conducted by the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO).

The overall goal of the training was to equip Salesian TVET centre managers with knowledge and skills of how to manage TVET Centres effectively and sustainably. The training used various training methodologies which included presentations, webinar, role plays, study visit, digital online tools, group discussions, brainstorming, videos, appreciative interview, online assessment tools among others.

It covered eleven thematic areas which include:

  • Development trends of TVET Systems
  • Expected roles of TVET centres on national/regional level
  • Methods of organization analysis
  • Management of processes
  • The profile of the TVET Manager
  • Staff management and development
  • Entrepreneurial orientation of the TVET institutions
  • Management of accounting at the TVET centre level
  • Analysing financial documents at the TVET centre level
  • Plan and administer a TVET centre budget
  • Greening TVET

Speaking on behalf of the participants, Fr. Francois De Paul thanked the ITC-ILO team for empowering them with knowledge and skills and promised that this will not go to waste. He said that very soon they will witness a positive change and a new face in the TVET centres. He also expressed his gratitude to Don Bosco Tech Africa for organizing this important and enriching workshop.

The ITC-ILO team led by Stefano Merante, the Skills Development and TVET Program Officer, expressed their gratitude to the participants for their enthusiasm and cooperation during the training. However, he urged them to cascade the change ideas that they have mentioned during this workshop for the betterment of the TVET centres and young people of Africa. He added that it was an enriching life and learning experience for them.

In his concluding remarks Fr. George Tharaniyil, Don Bosco Tech Africa Executive Director, expressed his gratitude to the ITC-ILO team for their dedication and willingness to share their expertise with the participants. He also applauded them for using modern and unique methods of training. Additionally, he told the participants they are now change champions and it is expected that there will be a positive and unique transformation of the Don Bosco TVET Centres in the continent.

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

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