Project Background and Rationale
For many underprivileged children in the rural communities of Cameroon, education is a luxury that they cannot afford. Poverty plays a key role in taking away this opportunity from them and many a times their location and lack of transport facilities also plays spoiler. More often, they drop out of schools and take up odd jobs as child labourers to support their family financially. This is where NGOs, the private sector and the government should step in to help! While we are aware that the government cannot meet up with the ever increasing number of employed graduates from higher institutions of learning, VCID is keen to tackle the socio-economic challenges of the almost abandoned segment of population. We do so by promoting vocational training and provision of seed capital. This intervention helps them receive a skill for employment in the future.
The project is aimed at contributing to poverty reduction through human resources development by creating over 2,500 direct jobs by 2023
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To improve access to quality vocational technical education in formal training institutions in Cameroon. Specifically, VCID will be the end of 2023
- Train over 3,000 vulnerable children and rural youths in various profitable vocational trades;
- Increase enrolment in other TVET institutions by 10% through advocacy;
- Increase by 20% the number of qualified vocational teachers in the existing TVET institutions;
- Develop and disseminate standard and appropriate teaching/learning materials for the TVET sector;
- Increase by 20% the number of females accessing TVET programmes that are dominated by males.
This is a five year project and it consists of the following components:
- Improved access to skill training (this component will be aimed at enhancing training support, otherwise referred to as Enhanced Training Support Programme as well as Skills For Future Programme);
- Enhanced quality and efficiency of skills training and vocational education;
- Strengthening public-private partnerships in the frame of vocational education (this will be achieved through Workfare Training Support and Skills Future Credit Scheme)
- Project management