ALINEA INTERNATIONAL WEE-NORTH PROJECT, IN COLLABORATION WITH DHLTU, HOLDS GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR 14 GIRLS AFTER 8 WEEKS TRAINING
Alinea International WEE-NORTH Project, in collaboration with Dr. Hilla Limann Technical University, held a graduation ceremony for 14 girls after 8 weeks training in Electrical Engineering at the university’s ultra modern Amatrol laboratory. The ceremony took place on December 13, 2021.
The purpose of the graduation ceremony was to celebrate the girls for their dedication and hardwork. It was also, to create an opportunity for their parents and guardians to appreciate the achievements of their wards and to demystify the notion that certain professions are the preserve of men.
In his welcome address, the VC of DHLTU, Prof. Elias N.K. Sowley, commended the organizers, Alinea International WEE-NORTH Project, for coming up with the idea of empowering women. He said the idea could not have come at a better time than now.
Prof. Sowley said it has been proven that a skilled workforce is a basic requirement for driving industrial growth and that TVET holds the key to building this type of workforce. He added that TVET provides young people with the skills they need to readily find employment across a variety of industry sectors.
He concluded by saying that the DHLTU was proud to be a partner for the project. Prof. Sowley said he was confident the trainees would be able to put their training into good use.
The field Manager of Alinea Foundation, Dr. Nancy M. Drost, said the approach to the project was to encourage communities to nominate young girls who are willing to venture into TVET for empowerment, by equipping them with the technical and professional skills needed to make them competitive in non-traditional trades.
She said the project was funded by the Canadian Government with the of doing away with gender inequalities by empowering females who are willing to venture into TVET.
The trainees were given the opportunity to exhibit the skills, creativity and innovativeness acquired by showcasing some of their products during the graduation ceremony.