VVOB has been supporting education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since 1987.

 

With vast amounts of fertile, arable land available, agriculture will continue to be the employment sector that absorbs most Congolese youth. In terms of competencies to succeed, young people need entrepreneurial mindset and skills, as well as technical skills in agricultural production and transformation. Having developed the curriculum for entrepreneurship education for the DRC’s secondary agricultural technical education and training, VVOB now invests in the teachers and school leaders tasked with its delivery.  

Focus:

  • Secondary education
  • Secondary technical and vocational education and training (TVET)

Our key areas of work include:

  • Continuous professional development of teachers – Training and coaching teachers to use an active pedagogy in the classroom; to better manage their school’s production units; and to link theory to practice by employing these production units as a learning resource.
  • School leadership development – Supporting school leaders to put agripreneurship at the heart of their school’s mission; to improve oversight and transparency of their school’s production units; and to create spaces where teachers can collaborate to integrate entrepreneurship education across courses.
  • Enabling environment – Preparing provincial inspection services to provide training and pedagogical counseling on entrepreneurship education to secondary agricultural technical school.