Kenyan delegation visits Newfoundland and Labrador for program development

9/24/2018 3:09:32 PM

A delegation of Kenyan educators are visiting Canada from September 16-29 (a shared visit between CNA and New Brunswick Community College – NBCC) as part of the Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP), an initiative of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan). Here, John Wairimu, Judith Mwailemi, Vincent Otieno, Geofrey Maina, Joshua Kalola and Edmond Wamalwa are pictured with Erin Sweet, manager of NBCC’s Business Development program, when they first arrived in Canada.

STEPHENVILLE, NL – College of the North Atlantic (CNA) is excited to welcome a delegation of Kenyan educators September 23-29 as part of the Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP), an initiative of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).

KEFEP supports technical and vocational training for young people across Kenya. The initiative is designed to build the capacity of government agencies and Kenyan polytechnics in delivering high quality, relevant and accessible training programs for youth.

CNA is partnering with New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), that province’s recognized post-secondary institution, to bring the Kenyan delegation to Atlantic Canada. The group spent Sept. 16-22 in Moncton, NB visiting the post-secondary facilities there, with the second portion in this province.

CNA President & CEO Bruce Hollett says he is delighted that the college is hosting this delegation, as it reciprocates much of the work that has already transpired in Kenya.

“CNA extends a warm welcome to the delegation from Kenya, as they explore our facilities and landscapes in New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador,” said President Hollett. “CNA is proud to work with NBCC as a partner in this project. Thanks to the ongoing support of CICan, we are doing our part to help developing countries help themselves, and fostering our social responsibility on an international stage.”

During their visit, the Kenyan delegation will spend the majority of their time on the province’s east coast. They will tour the Ridge Road and Prince Philip Drive campuses in St. John’s, where they will be presented with information on CNA’s program development process, industry engagement techniques and procedures; visit CNA industry partners Hickman Motors and Lemur Monitors; participate in a tree planting ceremony with the City of St. John’s; classroom/job shadowing; and, experiencing local culture and cuisine.

“We’re honoured to share our campus, our culture and our knowledge with our peers from Kenya,” said NBCC President & CEO Marilyn Luscombe. “Our participation in KEFEP is consistent with the college’s vision of transforming lives and communities.”
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Michelle Jesso
Communications Specialist
College of the North Atlantic