Today’s International Day of Education is dedicated to the fourth goal of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

“Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030.”

We have been planning and managing projects all over the world here in Münsterland for almost 10 years now. Our focus is on hands-on work and training. The German dual vocational training system enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide. In order to adapt the best from the different cultures and thus give people a better chance of professional learning, we bring all our experience and knowledge to the work on pilot projects in the partner countries.

Education is the key to success

 

Here you can find more information about our project work:
Building Relations
Progress Report Jordan
Evolve Together

 

Related Links:
https://www.unesco.de/bildung/agenda-bildung-2030
https://www.unesco.org/en/days/education
https://sdgs.un.org/goals

In 2023, the motto for us and our partners in the respective projects was: “Hands on!”
Our Vocational Education and Training Partnership (BBP) with AMER and the IICM in Mozambique entered its second phase, while the BBP with Motheo TVET College in South Africa was launched. The year 2024 will now be all about implementing the activities laid out in 2023.
Back in November, Frank Dorstel, master car mechanic and service manager at Autohaus Berkemeier, was on an expert mission to our partner institute IICM in Maputo, Mozambique. Among other things, a concept for the advanced training of vocational school teachers was developed. A workshop check-up was also carried out, in which the workshop organisation and equipment were analysed and suggestions for improvement were developed.
Our TVET partner in South Africa, Motheo TVET College in Bloemfontein, will primarily focus on networking with the private sector under the IRESA umbrella in this year. Expert workshops on site are also scheduled to be held.
Frank Tischner and Jörg Kersten conducted a successful marketing workshop in Jordan with their expert mission at the Aqaba National Vocational Training Hub (ANVT). Further specialist workshops are planned for 2024.
We look forward to a productive 2024 and successful projects with our partners and colleagues!

Last week, a prestigious delegation from South Africa visited Kreishandwerkerschaft Steinfurt Warendorf. The guests from the vocational education sector and the private economy visited companies and training centres in the districts of Steinfurt and Warendorf together with the KH International Team.

During several discussions on topics relating to the vocational training systems in both countries, the guests from the BBP’s vocational education partner Motheo TVET College, the South African Department of Higher Education and Training DHET, the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations QCTO, the plumbers’ professional association IOPSA as well as the trucking organisation SA Truck Bodies were able to familiarise themselves with the upcoming visits to companies and vocational training institutions.

Interesting and targeted expert discussions ensued during the visits, which, among others, included the Bäumer car dealership and the Steinfurt Jobcenter, providing the delegation participants with plenty of input to take home with them.

GIZ / BMZ Mozambique Visit KH

Last Friday, 10 November, BMZ Regional Manager for Mozambique, Mark Holzberger, and GIZ Regional Director for Mozambique, Ekkehard Lang, visited our project in Mozambique. During a tour around KH’s partner school IICM (Instituto Industrial e Comercial da Matola), both learned about the progress of the cooperation between KH and its partners.

Our local representatives, Jan Rogge and Vasco Cuna, joined by Nilza Almeida (Deputy Director of the IICM) gave the guests a tour of the workshops. KH organises practical training courses for teachers in the field of welding, which have become well-known throughout the country.

Mr. Holzberger and Mr. Lang were very impressed by the cooperation between the KH and the IICM.

Partners in Transformation Event Berlin, 26 September 2023

On 26 September, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) introduced its new private sector cooperation strategy at the “Partners in Transformation – New Networks for Business and Development” event in Berlin, which KH – as a long-standing cooperation partner – was also invited to attend.

Federal Minister Svenja Schulze took the time to learn about the KH projects in international TVET cooperation. Emphasis was placed, among other things, on the two current Vocational Education and Training Partnerships (BBP) of KH in South Africa and Mozambique. Speaking about the KH’s project work abroad, Aika Drescher, Head of International Projects, emphasised the relevance of the skilled crafts sector in development cooperation in general and specifically its contribution to the German government’s new mission statement.