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WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: EMPOWERING TEACHERS, BUILDING SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: EMPOWERING TEACHERS, BUILDING SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES
Today, 5th October, World Teachers’ Day, as the global community comes together to support the new 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), FAWE and its network, would like to highlight the crucial role teachers play in achieving…

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A world of possibilities A world of possibilities
By Dr. Harriet Sakala, FAWEZA Alumni

Empowering African youth for the transition to adulthoood and the world of work - the 2012 ADEA Triennial

By Hamidou Boukary, Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA)
Page 4 - Hamidou Boukary-ADEAThe recently concluded 2012 ADEA Triennial looked into the skilling and qualification of young Africans for the following five main transitions critical for individual success in life and for sustained economic growth and development: (i) acquiring basic education; (ii) staying healthy through adolescence and adulthood; (iii) training for securing gainful employment; (iv) forming a family; and (v) exercising citizenship.

Focusing more substantively on the first three transitions, the Triennial asked the following questions: what common core skills should African children acquire early in life in order to continue learning throughout life and participate effectively in the socio-cultural, economic and political development of their societies? What role could technical and vocational skills development (TVSD) play in enabling young people and adults to participate actively in Africa’s sustainable development? How can Africa’s capacity to generate, acquire, adopt and utilise scientific and technological knowledge and skills for sustainable development be built and strengthened?

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