Digital Vocational Education and Training for Young Africans

SERVE and Young Africa have come together to create the ‘Digital Vocational Education and Training for Young Africans’ project. 

This project will take place in 2023 and 2024.

SERVE and Young Africa have worked together since 2008.

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What will this project achieve?

The highlights of the ‘Digital Vocational Education and Training for Young Africans’ project are building the eLearning platform and developing a Graduate Toolbox.

The project upholds the right to education for vulnerable youth across Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia and Namibia.

It will ensure quality access to skills training for over 8000 students. These students will be able to realise their full potential and fight poverty.

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The D-VETYA project will be implemented by SERVE and Young Africa (YA) in 2023 and 2024.

SERVE is an international development NGO based in Ireland. SERVE’s work focuses on young people, especially in the area of vocational training and employment.

Young Africa is a confederation of independent NGOs and includes YA International Netherlands, YA International Africa Hub (Zimbabwe), YA Zimbabwe, YA Mozambique, YA Zambia and YA Namibia.

Young Africa provides holistic and accredited VET to marginalised youth through 6-12 month training courses in 46 disciplines, life skills, entrepreneurship and ICT. Young Africa has a dissemination network with 23 organisations across 11 African countries whereby it shares successful models of its work.

SERVE and Young Africa have worked together since 2008.

The ‘Digital Vocational Education and Training for Young Africans’ project t is co-funded by the EU Erasmus+ Fund, SERVE and Young Africa.

Note:

SERVE is the Coordinator, YA International (YA NL and YA Hub) are Beneficiaries, and the four Young Africa Affiliates are Affiliated Entities. Young Africa’s dissemination network will also benefit from this project.

The objectives of the ‘Digital Vocational Education and Training for Young Africans’ project are:

(1) Coordinating implementation of the Project Workplan and achievement of Project Deliverables;

(2) Young Africa’s eLearning Platform available for 8,150 disadvantaged youth across southern and Eastern Africa;

(3) Young Africa’s Postgraduate Service Toolbox (PGST) contributes to a substantial increase in the percentage of Young Africa graduates in employment;

(4) 4 Young Africa Affiliates and 23 dissemination partners using the PGST across Africa;

(5) 2 new Young Africa models (eLearning & PGST) will be integrated into the Young Africa Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system and 73 Young Africa and dissemination partner staff trained in the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system leading to improved data driven performance;

(6) Evaluate the impact, successes, challenges and lessons learned of the Project; and

(7) Increase awareness about Digital VET in Africa amongst 50 policymakers and 3,500 members of the public in Ireland and the Netherlands.

The project will be delivered through the following five Work Packages:

(1) Coordination and Management;

(2) Development of the Young Africa eLearning Platform;

(3) Development of the Young Africa Postgraduate Service Toolbox

(4) Improvement of the Young Africa Monitoring Evaluation and Learning System;

(5) Impact and Dissemination.

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