African Development Bank granted $ 19 million to train skilled workers and agronomists  in Eritrea

African Development Bank granted $ 19 million to train skilled workers and agronomists in Eritrea

Radio Erena: 09 March 2015

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The African Development Bank (ADB) announced on March 3, having granted to Eritrea of the $ 19 million funding to stimulate education and technical and vocational training (TVET).

These include funding a loan of 10.7 million dollars and a donation of $ 8.3 million from the African Development Fund (ADF). The project also includes a matching fund of the Eritrean government $ 2.1 million, bringing the total project cost of $ 21.1 million.

 

This project called “Support to the development of skills for employability and entrepreneurship (SDEEP)” 1400 will provide graduates highly qualified TVET and 5000 students in non-formal TVET programs in 2020 .

Two new TVET schools will also be built as part of the same project: one for technical and professional skills in the region Mendefera- the most populated region of the country- and the other for agricultural studies in Gash Barka . Young Eritreans will gain automotive mechanical skills in the fields of construction, machining, electronics, electricity and computer maintenance and networking. The skills taught in the school include new agricultural plant science, animal science, agro-mechanics and the conservation of soil and water.

Capacity building for 180 teachers and 60 managers / employees is also a key element of the project.

ADB is the largest investor in the education sector in Eritrea, with a contribution of $ 72 million since 2010.

Source: Ecofin Agency

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