CAMFED partners NVTI to champion TVET rights of young women

The Campaign for female education (CAMFED) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) to champion the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) rights of young women through advocacy and policy engagement.


In addition to that, CAMFED would work with the NVTI to undertake advocacy on gender stereotypes and promote equity for female students and persons with disability. The two organizations, as part of the partnership, will conduct research on areas of mutual interest for learning and development of best practices in the TVET sector. The collaboration also enjoins CAMFED to share relevant experience, expertise, data and best practices with NVTI to promote child protection and safeguarding practices in the TVET sector.


The partnership between the two organisations is also intended to enhance implementation of existing programs such as the Scholars Program and Transition Program that CAMFED Ghana is implementing in Ghana in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation.


National Director of CAMFED Ghana, Mr. John Asibi Ali, speaking at the brief signing ceremony in Accra, said as a key player in the development sector, CAMFED accepts the widely-held belief that in that sector no single organization has all the solutions, but it takes collaboration and working partnerships with like-minded organizations to achieve set goals and objectives. “This is why CAMFED continues to seek and forge partnerships with a wide range of organizations “he said.


He added that the partnerships CAMFED has developed over the years are in tandem with its goal of forging mutually-beneficial working partnerships that provide a range of resources, expertise, data and knowledge that contribute to effective programme delivery with “the goal to ensure that the interests of our clients, the girls and young women we work for, are adequately served.


Mr. Ali noted that the TVET sector, of which the NVTI is a major player, holds a vital key to unlocking employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for the youth in Ghana, adding that providing sustainable employment and entrepreneurship pathways for the youth are in line with the objectives of the Transition Program that the Mastercard Foundation has been supporting in Ghana over the last three years.


Mr. Ali was optimistic that CAMFED’s working partnership with the NVTI will contribute to promoting increased participation of females in education and fulfilling national education goals, particularly Goal 4 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which seeks to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.


On her part, the Executive Director of NVTI, Mrs. Mawusi Nudekor Awity, who signed on behalf of her organization, said the NVTI believed in supporting young women and girls to become self-reliant. Given that CAMFED supports many young women in Ghana, she appealed to the organization to sponsor beneficiaries to be trained by NVTI rather than falling on NGOs since there are also NVTI centers in most regions of Ghana.


                                                              Mr. John Asibi Ali exchanging the signed MoU with Mrs. Mawusi Nudekor Awity

Created: 27 March 2019
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