The Institute for Worldwide Cooperation of the Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband (DVV Worldwide), has launched a web-based platform for skilled grownup educators in Africa known as MOJA in Malawi by successfully enabling grownup educators and learners to simply work together with their counterparts throughout the continent.
In response to a press launch issued by DVV Worldwide, “that is the primary time ever in Africa that grownup training and studying professionals have a spot the place they might simply talk with one another and type networks to share insights, experiences and outcomes in order that the broader continent could profit from a pan-African group of educators”.
The launch of MOJA occurred within the capital Lilongwe and introduced collectively scores of stakeholders within the grownup literacy sector. The stakeholders underwent an orientation on how the platform operates.
The portal contains articles, information, hyperlinks and different assets which might be simple to look, obtain and browse.
In his remarks, DVV Worldwide Regional Director in Southern Africa David Harrington described the platform as essential, saying it creates a neighborhood the place individuals working in grownup training in Africa have entry to assets, discover newest information and occasions, add their very own data, make contacts with one another and search content material on various things.
“This can be a useful resource that has lengthy been missing in Africa. MOJA will tackle a spot within the African grownup training neighborhood. It should present an area for individuals to share and study with and from each other, and to attract on the wealthy custom and follow of grownup training that has developed in African contexts,” mentioned Harrington.
Harrington then known as upon grownup studying and training professionals in Malawi to affix “MOJA neighborhood”, saying the ability of networking is unlocked there.
“Folks should register. It’s free. They need to enroll. We wish them to have interaction with others to share what they’re doing in grownup training. We wish to see grownup training turning into extra seen. Folks should attain out and study from neighbouring nations,” he mentioned.
In response to the DVV Worldwide press launch, MOJA (www.mojaafrica.web) was based when DVV Worldwide, along with its African companions, recognized the necessity for grownup educators in Africa to have a universally accessible on-line portal to pool collective insights, experiences, assets and knowledge to advance grownup training and studying.
The press launch says “Moja” is the Swahili phrase for “one” which is wealthy in that means and resonance, drawing on the ability of unity and pointing to the central goal of the MOJA platform: to advance grownup studying and training in Africa by way of partnership, knowledge-sharing and collaboration.”
The MOJA portal additionally has a library of insights, experiences and accounts of promising practices from throughout Africa that grownup educators could examine and undertake to reinforce their very own skilled practices.
Additionally talking throughout the launch in Lilongwe, Malawi authorities’s deputy director for neighborhood improvement liable for grownup literacy and training Charles Mkunga mentioned networking by way of the MOJA platform will assist enhance the nation’s fashions of supply of training to grownup literacy learners.
“I, subsequently, name upon all stakeholders within the grownup literacy sector to completely make the most of the portal in order that, as a nation, we notice most profit from the initiative,” Mkunga mentioned.