The SAAM project

“The Supporting Alliance for African Mobility will create a VET network based on peer-to-peer connections between VET centres in Africa and Europe in order to obtain successful results, provide a bigger impact and create real and prosperous connections”

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PHASE 1

“State-of-Art of the African VET system”

Expected results

Expected results: 

EVBB report:
  • African VET system analysis overview (EQAVET indicators)
  • Specific country VET system
  • Highlight good practices
  • Provide recommendations
Objectives

Objectives

Study, observation and understanding of the African VET system
Job-shadowing of European staff in different African VET centres

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Impact

Impact

More than 100 EU staff travel to more than 20 African VET centres in 16 different countries.

Summary

Summary:

  • EU staff from VET centres travel to Africa in mixed groups of teachers and staff from different EU countries.
  • The African hosting VET centres organise a two-week job-shadowing period  where the EU teachers have the chance to observe, study and understand the VET system in their hosting country.
  • The EU staff gather information during their job shadowing period in African
  • EVBB collects and analyses the data taken by the EU teachers and staff and elaborates a report that contains a general overview of the African VET System, a specific overview of the VET system in each African country, and a list of recommendations to fill the gap between the European and the African VET systems, by highlighting the good practices observed that can nourish the European education. 
  • The report and conclusion will be based on the EQAVET framework and indicators.  
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PHASE 2

Capacity building of African staff from VET centers

Expected results

Expected results

  • Training modules for African staff capacity building covering the three educational fields of the project: Engineering & Manufacturing, Tourism & Hospitality and Agriculture.
  • One-week training course on international mobility programmes in Brussels (EfVET)
  • Developed action plan to be implemented in their sending VET schools from the different African countries
Objectives

Objectives
African staff capacity building in a European experience
Empower African staff in international mobilities
Connect European and African systems based on understanding and knowledge exchange

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Impact

Impact

  • More than one hundred African staff from VET centres travelling to Europe for a four-week learning mobility
  • More than 60 EU international mobility experts travelling to Africa together with African teachers & staff to support the implementation of the international mobility action plans
Summary

Summary:

  • Merging the experience in the field and the EVBB report as a baseline, European staff will work on training modules to be completed by the African staff. 
  • African staff will travel to Europe for a one-week training course in Brussels about Educative Mobility, the Erasmus+ programme, Learning Agreements and European VET schools networks delivered by EfVET. The stay in Europe  will be completed at their peer hosting VET centres of three more weeks.
  • African staff will design an action plan to implement in their education community.
  • An EU mobility expert will travel to each partner country in Africa to support the execution of the action plan, the help set up of a mobility department within the school and to guide the preparation of the mobilities for the third phase.
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PHASE 3

International mobility of African students

Expected results

Expected results:

  • Online training modules that prepare students for a mobility with fruitful results.
  • Working process dynamics, documents and a set of good practices about educational VET mobilities between Africa and Europe.
Objectives

Objectives

To bring an educative, social and cultural experience to African VET students

To enhance the CV and increase the employability of the participating students

Analyse the experience and extract best practices for future mobility programmes

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Impact

Impact:

  • More than 300 African students travel to Europe for one or two-months to study or do  an internship in a European hosting company
  • Sending and hosting partners experience a whole cycle of mobility management between Africa and Europe.
Summary

Summary:

  • Full running mobility departments in African VET schools organise the mobility of African students to the Europe. 
  • YESForum creates an online training module to prepare the students for an international learning experience in Europe.
  • VET students travel from Africa to Europe for a one or two-months mobility experience where they will study, live abroad and immerse themselves in a new culture, allowing a professional and personal growth which will lead them to become more empowered and act as multipliers of change.