About the project

Working Packages

Target Countries

The target countries of our interventions are Ghana and Senegal – situated in Sub-Sahara Africa on the sub-region of West Africa. Ghana and Senegal are both migration priority countries. Both Ghana and Senegal have youth education and employment as a priority in their development agendas. They have both identified the development of employability oriented integrated services, led by empowered VET clusters in strategic green sectors (organic agriculture, solar energy) as keys to boost sustainable processes of local development, and, finally, as a core pillar to prevent irregular migration.

The problems to be addressed

The objectives of the project


Increase employability by supporting a stronger alignment of VET to emerging local labor market opportunities


Increase the technical, managerial capacity and pedagogical skills of VET providers, especially in the fields of management, quality assurance, innovation and inclusion


Improve the level of competences, skills and employability potential of VET learners by developing new and innovative VET programmes and integrated services.

The Working Packages

Project Management and Coordination

Lead by VIS

All the partners will participate in the written statement that will constitute a road map including specific objectives and timelines governing the capacity development actions and transfer of technical competencies to JSO, teachers, students, and private companies’ tutors.

Strategic Planning

Lead by LUOVI

This WP aims at setting up, providing and letting VET providers endorse continuous development processes and tools to mainstream quality in their

Capacity Development training modules and material

Lead by CNOS-FAP

This WP aims at improving the knowledge, technical, managerial and pedagogical skills of VET teachers and trainers; upgrading the capacities of VET providers especially in the fields of quality assurance, innovation and inclusion; increasing employability supporting a stronger alignment of VET to emerging labor market opportunities.

Quality VET services and provision

Lead by DBYN

This WP aims at improving the level of competences, skills and employability potential of VET learners and mainstream them into quality integrated employable oriented VET services, delivered by empowered VET-Business clusters.

Impact and dissemination

Lead by VIS

All the partners will take part in the dissemination strategy and operational workplan and in the communication, visibility and advocacy strategy.

About the partners

The partnership involves 9 partners from 6 different countries: Italy, Spain, Finland, Ghana, Senegal and Kenya.




VIS (Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo) is a Non-Governmental Organization working in development cooperation and international solidarity besides being an educational agency promoting awareness raising activities, education, development and global citizenship training. VIS is member of Don Bosco Network – DBN, the international network of Salesian inspired NGOs, engaged in the promotion of sustainable development and human rights protection of the most vulnerable and poor young people.


The CNOS-FAP Federation (Centro Nazionale Opere Salesiane / Formazione Aggiornamento Professionale), is a non/profit organization founded on December 9, 1977. It coordinates the Italian Salesians who provide a public service in vocational guidance, vocational education and training, following the educational methodology of St. John Bosco.




Mundus is a non-profit organization established in 2013 in Spain, with the current headquarters in Zaragoza. In less than a decade, Mundus has become a reference entity in the field of international mobility, focusing primarily on providing hosting and sending services for students and professionals within the framework of the Erasmus+ program for VET and in the development and management of European projects.




Luovi Vocational College is the largest provider of special needs vocational education and training in Finland; it operates nationwide with 20 locations all over Finland. Luovi offers vocational training on upper secondary level for young people and adults, with the believing that each individual is special and deserves equal rights and opportunities in society. Luovi also provides expert services to mainstream VET and other partners, with activities that include training, consultation and supervision of work as well as research and teaching materials.



Don Bosco Youth Network

Don Bosco Youth Network (DBYN) is a Non-Governmental Organization registered with License in Ghana. DBYN is the Administrative Office and the Instrument for the Animation of the Salesians of Don Bosco West Africa South St. Joseph Province (AOS) for a sustainable and relevant mission for children and young people. DBYN serves as a link, a bridge, between the consecrated Salesians and civil society in the work of promoting youth development and empowerment, justice, and holistic human development.

Business Resource Center

The Business Resource Center (BRC) is an enterprise center designed to provide a broad range of Business Development Services (BDS) to potential and existing entrepreneurs and enterprises. It also operates as financial and investment facilitation hub for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The introduction of the Business Resource Centers (BRCs) is part of the institutional support interventions designed under the Government of Ghana’s Industrial Transformation Agenda to develop the MSMEs sector.



La Société de Saint François de Salle du Sénégal (SSFS)

L’Association de Saint Francois de Salles du Sénégal is a non-profit association founded in 1995 in accordance with its statutes. L'association works in the area of education, vocational training and craft according to the spirit of Don Bosco for the wellbeing of young Senegalese. The TVET centers, taht are under its management, are located in Dakar, Thiès and Tambacounda, in Senegal.

USSEIN University

The Université du Sine Saloum El Hadji Ibrahima NIASS (USSEIN) was founded in 2013 by the Senegalese government to provide an adequate response to the country's economic and social needs, particularly in the agricultural sector. The University aims to train human resources to meet the needs of agricultural and rural development, and to offer young people competitive and open training that can enable them to seize the opportunities offered in the local and national areas.



Don Bosco Tech Africa

The Don Bosco Tech Africa (DBTA) was launched in 2014 with the aim of empowering the Don Bosco Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) centers in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the aim of delivering demand driven and quality training to the marginalized young people. DBTA coordinates about 113 Don Bosco TVET Centers spread across 34 countries in the region, enhancing youth development in Africa through efficient resource management and skill training.