New Footprints in the Soil of South Africa's Vocational Training in Agriculture

14 November, 2019 BRUSSELS, Belgium
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First Footprints to give Soul to South Africa's Soil

South Africa Agriculture Vocational Training 2020-2021 Launched in Brussels

3 October 2019 - Brussels, BELGIUM

A unique Vocational Training in Agriculture project was launched on Wednesday 2 October at the Swedish Representation to the EU offices in Brussels.

The initiaitve is in support of South Africa's need of a national skills foresight capable of freeing its young people to be key implementors of an execution strategy that will lead to sustainable growth, employability and social inclusion.This need is particularly dire in the country’s agriculture model. This project will, in collaboration with multi-sector and international partners model the learning strategy with 26 young people on the Herold Meander Farm in the Southern Cape, South Africa.

Access to a farm in the Southern Cape district that will serve as a hub for the vocational training in agriculture initiative, local government assurance of including the project in its local farmer development program and an endorsement from the South African Ambassador to Belgium were highlighted as key indicators of the helpful contribution that the project will make in the country.

Stefan Frey, Agriculture Specialist from Germany presented the knowledge and factual underpinnings that are keys to initiating and sustaining value partnerships capable of igniting youth capacity.

Initiative in Agriculture for South African Young People

1 August, 2019, BRUSSELS

January 2020 will see the commencement of a unique project where young people from the Southern Cape region in South Africa will participate in a Learn-And-Earn initiative.

Funding applications for this youth development program is in its final phases and the launch date of 25 October 2019 have been finalized, taking place in George, SOUTH AFRICA.

For all the talk about 'changing how (we) grow food ... the use of Drones, satellite imagery, and precision farming ... the role of technology to improve costs, yield, and other key factors', it is the workforce and skilled management of farming for South Africa's future that presents a worrying risk.

Seeking to address that dilemma, this initiative will:

  • Create an enabling environment where young people are familiarized with the entire agricultural value chain, build a reliable database of relevant knowledge, add to knowledge and skills that immediately leads to employment opportunities and nurture personal development and self-mastery skills..
  • Provide training in collaboration and partnership within Farming, Processing & Packaging, Seedling Growing, Fertilizer Producing and Blending, Farming Equipment while collaborating with National, Municipal regulations together with Technology & Agriculture and International besst practices exchange opportunities. .
  • Demonstrate a transferable model to comprehensively address youth unemployment in the context of addressing real solutions for dealing with the threats to food security in South Africa, the continent and the world.

#AccountabilityThinking redirects funding priorities for the Academy

12 April, 2019, BRUSSELS

After the visit by 4 School Principals from South Africa to Sweden and Belgium, Learning Academy Worldwide's priorities for research and implementation have been directed at School Gardens, Teacher Development and Youth Development within Health.

Over the next 6 months the Academy will explore funding support within these three priorities for both research and implementation in the South African context.

The six schools targeted for these initiatives include: Kerria Primary School, Kwavulindlebe School for the Deaf, Siphosethu Primary School, Parkview Primary School, Klipfontein Primary School and Sefako Mapogo Makgatho Primary School.

The aims are to strategically position:

  • School gardens as laboratories for study and exploration of innovation.
  • Youth researchers as community health data analysts for informed intervention and health monitoring.
  • Teachers as agents of change in creating transforming delivery models of pedagogy.

Learning Academy Worldwide is an NGO registered in Sweden for humanitarian and development initiatives.

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