In a strategic alliance with the University of San Carlos and the Center for Research and Training for Alternation in Central America, with the support of the AIMFR/F.ONDJYLA training team, and the FUNDAP "Calidad Educativa" Team, we started the training of primary school teachers of western Guatemala to strengthen their capacities as educators and trainers. The program has 37 participants. The training takes place between June and December 2021.
The PRORURAL Team, with the support of AIMFR/F.Ondjyla teams, is in the final stage of definition of the Leader Training Plan. The initial proposal came from PRORURAL, which was restructured with the intervention of our team, with a special contribuition of our expert on the subject, Jean-Louis Ichard (PhD, Agronomist). The training program includes 3 modules: company management; administration of CRFA; knowledge and relations with public institutions.
The Delegation of the Ondjyla Foundation was received by D. Juan Cano, President of the company “Eurosemillas”, and former President of AIMFR, in a visit to this important seed and plant company. We visited the company in Cordova and the multiplication/experimentation farms of new varieties, like: strawberry, red fruits, avocado, pistachio, almond, citrus (variety of “mandarin” – “Tango”). The “Tango” variety has three attractive differentiating aspects: the bark stands out easily, it is very sweet and has no seeds. It is an approach where innovation and income go hand in hand, and envisions an attractive future for agriculture and rural environment in many parts of the world. “Eurosemillas” operates in 38 countries.
Professional guidance and projects in the NUFED 427
Presentation of the dialogical literary gatherings
Personal experience and thanks
In an African language, Ondjyla is an expression that means “path”. Fondation Ondjyla is thoroughly engaged in helping young people building the path of their lives, making them the authors of their destiny.
The foundation is engaged with the promotion of knowledge, education, entrepreneurship and exchange, with a particular focus on African young people, contributing to the empowerment, sustainability and development of people and communities, especially children and those who are young.
Fondation Ondjyla believes that the access to an education focused on vocational training may have a strong impact on the living conditions of young people that are now preparing themselves for the labour market and their families. The foundation wishes also to provide to the different populations the tools and the option to develop an economic activity which will ensure them decent living conditions near the communities where they grew up and in which they are integrated.