16.05.2017 - UNESCO Office in Nairobi

UNESCO Madagascar supports young people in Moramanga with capacity building trainings in aviculture and nursery

UNESCO Madagascar

In the framework of a capacity building for education of the UNESCO CapED Program TVET, UNESCO Madagascar organized a training in aviculture and nursery, for 84 young people, 55% of them girls , in order to meet the demand of skills in the economy and for the local population.

"There is a need to improve the quality of training and ensure its relevance in order to meet local needs," said Ms. Raymondine Rakotondrazaka, Senior Coordinator of the CapED / TVET program, UNESCO Madagascar.

On 28 April 2017, 84 young people, 55% of whom were girls, received their end-of-training certificate after a four-month apprenticeship in aviculture and three months in nursery. In the framework of the capacity building program of UNESCO, in Education, in the sector of the Technical Vocational Education and Training called CapED, these young people were introduced to the courses at the Fivoarana Agricultural and Crafts Training Center in Moramanga.

At the ceremony, several officials were present, along with the elected representative of the region of Moramanga, the Director General of Promotion of Employment, representing the Minister of Employment, Technical Education and Vocational Training, and assisted by its Director of Continuing Professional Development and Capacity Building. Many local elected representatives participated at the ceremony, showing support for such initiative, as well as high representatives of decentralized technical structures and services in the region.

This training, which culminated in the delivery of the certifications of these learners, marks the implementation of the National Employment and Training Policy.

As a matter of fact, axis 5 of this policy stipulates its commitment to a profound reform of the existing institutions and the new ones, which will profoundly change their management mode and their status, in order to give them the capacity, interlinked with local actors, to meet the demand for skills of the economy and the local population. Challenge conditioned by the self-determination of each institution and its capacity to solely assume the planning of its project as well as its effectiveness on time.

In this sense, the Fivoarana Agricultural center has set up a school project to organize training courses, meeting the needs of local operators and the economy. To this end, the Center has received technical and financial support from UNESCO. The 50 best professional projects will be accompanied, and 12 young people are already operative.

French version of the article, here 

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