ALE practices in Africa: Ethiopia

Embracing and spotlighting Adult Learning and Education (ALE) practices from Africa holds immense value for our community of adult education practitioners. Africa's dynamic landscape offers a wealth of diverse perspectives and innovative approaches to adult learning.

The video is prepared for the specific objectives of broadcasting on a national television station by MoE airtime, DVV International financed the video production by a private media company. The major objective is to advertise the volunteer movement in adult education programs in line to mobilize and facilitate community groups on basic functional adult literacy programs in rural, and semi-urban areas.

Ethiopia, located in the Horn of Africa, is one of the most interesting places and unique places in Sub-Saharan Africa to volunteer within and abroad. As one of the oldest countries in Africa and the world, Ethiopia has a long national heritage and a distinct culture. However, it's still an underdeveloped country, and volunteer support is needed especially with community development, basic healthcare, and adult education. Adult education is a practice in which adults engage in systematic and sustained self-educating activities in order to gain new forms of knowledge, skills, attitudes, or values. It can mean any form of learning adults engage in beyond traditional schooling, encompassing basic literacy to personal fulfillment as a lifelong learner.

The other second important message is about ‘the Education Torch’. Under the present circumstances, it is found very important and timely to evaluate the reading and writing skills of those citizens who took part in adult education and as a result, can read and write; and those who, though not involved in formal adult education, are yet able to read and write through having different learning opportunities; the evaluation program introduced for this purpose is called “Education Torch”; after the evaluation, the adults shall be recognized and certified on the basis of their evaluation results. In this regard, the video aims to introduce the Education Torch evaluation scheme and how adults are happy to be certified and join second-level programs like nonformal skill training, accelerated education, post-literacy, etc.

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