Over the past year, we launched new international projects and partnerships that build on our successful track records in Kenya and Senegal.
- In June, we launched Supporting Innovation in the Technical and Vocational Education Sector: Towards Productivity and Competitiveness. This joint initiative with two Kenyan organizations, was made possible thanks to a $1 million research grant from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). It will help fund research at Kenyan TVET institutions that looks at ways to improve skills and employability prospects for Kenya’s youth.
- In February, Prime Minister Trudeau himself announced the creation of Mille femmes: Je suis femme, j’existe, je participe (One Thousand Women: I am woman, I exist, I participate) during a state visit to Senegal. The project adapts training to the needs of women working in numerous sectors of the informal economy, taking into account their professional and life experience.
- We were honoured to join the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works initiative in Kenya this February. The five-year project is being implemented by harnessing both Kenyan and Canadian expertise to develop TVET Centres of Excellence. This project contributes to the Mastercard Foundation’s goal of enabling 30 million young Africans, particularly young women, to find dignified and fulfilling work by 2030.