Vital Voices Kicks Off Women’s History Month with an Interactive Art Exhibit at the United Nations and our 17th Annual Global Mentoring Walks

Media are invited to capture stories of change and inspiration

NEW YORK, March 01, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In celebration of Women’s History Month, Vital Voices Global Partnership, an organization dedicated to empowering women leaders worldwide, announces two initiatives aimed at honoring and inspiring women across the globe.

March 1 – 22 – Vital Voices and UN Partnerships Art Exhibit at United Nations Headquarters
With support from the UN Office of Partnerships, the Portraits of Progress: Women Powering the Global Goals exhibit underscores the need to invest more deeply in women change makers who are key to solving the world’s greatest challenges. This interactive storytelling exhibition inside the U.N. Visitor’s Gallery is on display through March 22. It features portraits and first-person recordings of women leaders from around the world who are driving creative solutions that collectively advance 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each woman profiled in the exhibit is tackling one of the 17 Global Goals. Alongside each portrait, visitors can scan a QR code to listen to a message from the featured leader, who shares more about how she is addressing her particular Goal.

“Our aim with this project is to spotlight the critical role of women leaders worldwide in achieving global progress through the SDGs,” said Vital Voices President & CEO Alyse Nelson. “Because women and girls are disproportionately impacted by pressing issues such as climate change, conflict, and inequality, their perspective and ideas are invaluable. Women leaders consistently bring forward unique and inclusive solutions that benefit entire communities, countries, and our shared planet. As world leaders consider how to close current gaps in targets for the Global Goals, we believe that greater investments in women’s proven, innovative solutions will be pivotal to progress.”

The women featured in the portraits are:

  • Goal 1 – No Poverty: Zeinorin Angkang, founder at Hill Wild
  • Goal 2 – Zero Hunger: Nora Jeanne Joseph, founder & CEO at RADIKAL
  • Goal 3 – Good Health & Well-Being: Dr. Yetunde Ayo-Oyalowo, public health physician and founder at Market Doctors
  • Goal 4 – Quality Education: Zoya Lytvyn, founder of Novopecherska School and Osvitoria NGO
  • Goal 5 – Gender Equality: Hellen Lunkuse, founder & executive director of Rape Hurts Foundation
  • Goal 6 – Clean Water & Sanitation: Christelle Kwizera, founder and managing director of Water Access Rwanda
  • Goal 7 – Affordable & Clean Energy: Inna Braverman, co-founder and CEO at Eco Wave Power
  • Goal 8 – Decent Work & Economic Growth: Aline Sara, co-founder & CEO at NaTakallam
  • Goal 9 – Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure: Sarah El Battouty, founder of ECOnsult
  • Goal 10 – Reduce Inequalities: Sara Minkara, Special Advisor on International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of State
  • Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities & Communities: Michelle Hong, co-founder & COO at Rooftop Republic Urban Farming
  • Goal 12 – Responsible Production & Consumption: Leah Lizarondo, founder of Food rescue Hero and co-founder of 412 Food Rescue
  • Goal 13 – Climate Action: Helena Gualinga, environmental and human rights activist from the Kichwa Sarayaku community
  • Goal 14 – Life Below Water: Lakshmi Menon, Head of Impact at CleanHub
  • Goal 15 – Life on Land: Petronella Chigumbura, ranger and assistant instructor sergeant at Akashinga
  • Goal 16 – Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions: Shirin Musa, founder & director at Femmes for Freedom
  • Goal 17 – Partnerships for the Goals: Group Portrait

Nearly a dozen of the women featured were present for the unveiling. The artwork was created by three women artists: Gayle Kabaker, Stef Wong, and Erin K. Robinson. (Click here to view and download photos from the opening featuring global women leaders featured in the portraits.)

Saturday, March 2 – Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walks in NYC with DVF
Join influential women leaders at the High Line in New York City for the 17th Global Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walks. Led by luminaries such as DVF Founder & Co-Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg, along with Vital Voices Co-Founder, President & CEO Alyse Nelson, this event brings together established and emerging women leaders from various fields for a one-mile walk. Participants will engage in insightful discussions on career growth, work-life balance, career transitions, and conflict resolution – all in the spirit of global community and mentorship.

More than 200 women from New York City will join the walk as mentors and mentees under this year’s theme of “Inspire Inclusion,” recognizing that impact stems from inclusion. This event serves as a prelude to International Women’s Day on March 8, fostering mentorship and camaraderie among women leaders.

Simultaneously, thousands of women across hundreds of cities worldwide will participate in mentoring walks, advocating for equality, and celebrating the power of mentorship. With over 135 walks planned in 43 countries for the 2024 Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walks leading up to International Women’s Day, this event marks a global movement toward gender parity and empowerment.

To learn more about this event and Global Mentoring Walks happening all around the world, click here.

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About Vital Voices Global Partnership
Vital Voices Global Partnership was cofounded in 1997 by Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and the late Secretary Madeleine Albright. Now celebrating 26 years, Vital Voices has directly invested in more than 20,000 women leaders across 185 countries and territories since its inception. Driven by the universal truth that women are the key to progress in their communities and nations cannot move forward without women in leadership positions, Vital Voices has provided early support for leaders who went on to become Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, U.S. Youth Poet Laureates, prime ministers, award-winning innovators, pioneering human rights defenders, and breakthrough social entrepreneurs, including Amanda Gorman and Malala Yousafzai. To advance and expand this work, in 2022 Vital Voices opened the doors to the world’s first global embassy for women, the Vital Voices Global Headquarters for Women’s Leadership. It is a first-of-its-kind space that allows for convening, innovation, planning, and action—all in the pursuit of serving women leaders who are taking on the world’s greatest challenges.


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Medenine: Activities of Djerba ferries resumed

Medenine: The ferries from the Island of Djerba to Medenine resumed activities, on Friday morning, around 6:30 a.m. after a suspension of shuttles since Thursday evening due to bad weather conditions, said Director of Ferry Services in Médenine, Farhat Larayedh.

The ferries of the Island of Djerba ensure the transport of vehicles and people to Dejrba and other areas of the region.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Boucle du Mouhoun: Neutralization of Hassane Idrissa Boly, GSIM executive

Ouagadougou: Hassane Idrissa Boly, operational executive of the so-called Support Group for Islam and Muslims (GSIM) in the Boucle du Mouhoun, was neutralized with 26 of his colleagues on February 20, 2024 by the Fighting Forces, the AIB learned from security sources this Friday.

On February 20, 2024, hordes of terrorists got in the way of the patriots to prevent them from continuing the ‘reconquest of Douroula’ operation.

The Combatant Forces will then engage in intense combat with these members of the GSIM between Magnimasso and the Léry bridge, better known as the Thomas Sankara bridge.

In total, 27 criminals were killed, including Hassane Idrissa Boly, aged around 33.

This assassin, engaged in terrorism since 2019, was one of the main people responsible for the blockade of the town of Nouna and the eviction of several villages in the provinces of Kossi and Banwa.

In 2020, he planned and executed several attacks against the FDS and civilian populations from the base he created in the locality of Kinsè
rè, commune of Barani.

Promoted to operational manager in view of his misdeeds, Hassane Idrissa Boly assisted terrorist groups active on the eastern part of the Mouhoun River.

The Kinsèrè base being one of the largest bases in the forest of the Kossi province, the elimination of this great criminal is a victory for the Combatant Forces, resolutely committed to the liberation of Burkinabè territory in general, and of infested localities of the Boucle du Mouhoun in particular.

The neutralization of Hassane Idrissa Boly and his lieutenants will also weaken the hordes of terrorists on hold in the locality.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Ganzourgou/Community dialogue at the CSPS of Sapaga: A collective commitment to improve access to care

Zorgho: The Health and Social Promotion Center (CSPS) of Sapaga, in the commune of Zorgho, was the scene of a community dialogue on February 26, 2024. This initiative, the result of a fruitful collaboration between the CSPS and the Zorgho Health Monitoring Committee, brought together an assembly made up of key players in the health field.

The objective of this meeting was to discuss the implementation of the air health monitoring project of the CSPS of Sapaga, highlighting the successes encountered as well as the challenges to be met. Among the participants were health workers from the CSPS, members of the management team of the Zorgho health district, representatives of the Health Monitoring Committee (CVS) of neighboring communes as well as the representative of the Integrated Development Association of young people of Burkina Faso (ADIJBF), implementing partner, Daouda Baro.

The head nurse (ICP) of the Sapaga CSPS, Tégabamba Sawadogo, opened the debates by presenting an exhaustive picture of the local he
alth situation. Its data revealed a complex panorama, where successes coexist with challenges. Indeed, over the year 2023, the CSPS provided care for 14,021 women, but also had to face difficulties such as overconsumption of health services, high workload and low coverage of health services. state healthcare costs.

This dialogue was an opportunity for the project manager at SPONG, Eugène Bakouan, to highlight the importance of such initiatives as part of the community monitoring project for women and children’s access to health services. He highlighted the unfailing mobilization of stakeholders, while mentioning the persistent challenges, particularly in terms of availability of medicines and reduction of waiting times.

The interventions were numerous and varied, reflecting everyone’s commitment to improving health conditions at the local level. The members of the health monitoring committees have particularly distinguished themselves by their dedication and their desire to actively contribute to this colle
ctive dynamic.

In closing, Sibiri Ouédraogo, representative of the management team of the Zorgho health district, expressed his gratitude to all the participants and expressed the hope that such meetings would be held regularly to maintain this participatory dynamic.

In short, this community dialogue at the Sapaga CSPS reflected collective mobilization in favor of improving access to health care. He stressed the crucial importance of involving all stakeholders, from health workers to community members, in the search for sustainable solutions to address the challenges that persist in this vital area for the well-being of all.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Togo’s road hauliers want a strengthening of the Ouaga-Lomé axis

Ouagadougou: Togo’s road transport bosses discussed this Friday with the Burkinabe Minister in charge of Transport on the strengthening of the Ouagadougou-Cinkansé-Lomé corridor.

The delegation of the Togolese Employers’ Association of Road Transporters, led by Rémi Kodjo K. Kpadenou, discussed with the Minister of Transport, Roland A. Somda “on the means to be implemented to strengthen the Ouagadougou-Cinkansé-Lomé corridor”, reports the communications service of the Ministry of Transport.

The Togolese delegation is staying in Ouagadougou as part of the 4th International Symposium on Transport and Logistics in Africa ‘Translog-Africa 2024’ organized under the theme ‘Development of the global logistics chain: challenges and opportunities for shippers in the era of the AfCFTA’.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Niger, guest of honor at the 21st edition of the National Culture Week of Burkina Faso

NIAMEY: Niger is the guest of honor at the 21st edition of the National Culture Week (SNC) of Burkina Faso, scheduled from April 27 to May 4, 2024 in Bobo-Dioulasso.

The announcement was made this morning of Friday March 1, 2024 by the Minister of State, Minister of Communication, Culture, Arts and Tourism, Spokesperson for the Government of Burkina Faso, Mr. Rimtalba Jean Emmanuel Ouedraogo , following an audience granted to him by the President of the National Council for the Protection of the Fatherland (CNSP), Brigadier General Abdourahamane Tiani.

According to the Spokesperson of the Burkinabè Government, the President of the CNSP notified him of his agreement for Niger to be the guest of honor at this major cultural event in Burkina Faso because ‘culture must be highlighted in the framework of the fight that we (member countries of the AES, editor’s note) are waging for sovereignty and regained dignity.

‘Culture must be the solid foundation on which we will build the solidarity of our peoples of Nige
r, Burkina Faso and Mali, who today have culture as a value of sharing, fraternity, mutual respect, etc. », added the Burkinabè Minister in charge of Culture for whom the National Culture Week of his country will be an opportunity to further magnify the values of the people of the Sahel countries.

The National Culture Week (SNC) of Burkina Faso, it is noted, has been organized since 1983. This important cultural activity is organized every two years in the city of Bobo-Dioulasso, bringing together thousands of artists, creators and culture enthusiasts from the four corners of the country.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Burkina: Communication and journalism students at IPERMIC mobilize for resilience in the face of the security crisis

Ouagadougou: The 72 hours of the 2024 communication and journalism student at IPERMIC, placed under the theme ‘Security context and humanitarian management: role and responsibilities of information and journalism actors. communication in resilience”, were launched on February 29, 2024 at Joseph KI-ZERBO University.

On February 29, 2024, the communication and journalism student club of the Pan-African Institute for Studies and Research on Media, Information and Communication (IPERMIC) inaugurated the 72 hours of communication and journalism student journalism, welcoming around a hundred students from different institutes.

For club president Ismaël Lagoun Drabo, the 72 hours are frameworks for promoting the values of solidarity and social cohesion which facilitate socio-professional integration and are a guarantee of knowing how to live together among us students but beyond.

‘These values are more necessary than ever within our populations given the socio-political and security context that you already know,
‘ he added.

The event, hosted at Joseph Ki-Zerbo University, began with the presence of teachers of the institute, and its interim director Dr. Lassina Kaboré, members of the young international chamber, students and alumni students of IPERMIC.

‘I admire the dynamism and diligence of my young brothers both in their initiative and in the choice of their theme’ declared Perfect Silga, representative of the honorary sponsor of the 72 hours, Adama Kanazoé, also a former student of the IPERMIC.

According to him, the theme of this edition testifies to the level of awareness that students and professionals in the world of communication have regarding the crisis which has undermined the country for several years.

‘The 72 hours are also a framework for entertainment through different cultural activities. This is an opportunity to remember our cultural identity and that in the face of adversity we must continue to be a united and resilient people,’ added Mr. Silga.

He also invited the students to make the most of
the activities of this edition.

For the representative of the godmother Christelle Kalhoule, director of the NGO Children Believe, Mr. Yandi Lompo, the capacity of information and communication actors to make the most marginalized voices heard, to raise awareness of protection and mobilizing resources in favor of vulnerable people is essential to guarantee an equitable and truth-respecting humanitarian response for all.

‘Your pen, your camera and your voice are powerful weapons in the service of justice and peace,’ he continued.

The representative of the Minister in charge of Communication Jean Rimtalba Jean Emmanuel OUEDRAOGO, patron of the ceremony, welcomed the choice of the theme which shows the desirable quality of the training and also the patriotic and civic commitment which animates the students. ‘Talent will not be enough and our country needs valiant and patriotic journalists,’ he continued.

He also encouraged students to become agents of change in the fight against misinformation and manipulati

During these 72 hours, participants will see a series of engaging activities, from panels that will develop the theme of the 2024 edition, to debate competitions, including donation drives for internally displaced people.

The program also includes moments of cultural entertainment such as the screening of the film Sira and networking meetings, thus offering students a unique opportunity for learning, sharing and concrete actions.

These days will also provide a platform for discussion and action for students engaged in building a more united and resilient world.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Niger, guest of honor at the 21st edition of the National Culture Week of Burkina FasoHealth Minister stresses mportance of access to modern therapeutic and surgical techniques in Ophthalmology

NIAMEY: Niger is the guest of honor at the 21st edition of the National Culture Week (SNC) of Burkina Faso, scheduled from April 27 to May 4, 2024 in Bobo-Dioulasso.

The announcement was made this morning of Friday March 1, 2024 by the Minister of State, Minister of Communication, Culture, Arts and Tourism, Spokesperson for the Government of Burkina Faso, Mr. Rimtalba Jean Emmanuel Ouedraogo , following an audience granted to him by the President of the National Council for the Protection of the Fatherland (CNSP), Brigadier General Abdourahamane Tiani.

According to the Spokesperson of the Burkinabè Government, the President of the CNSP notified him of his agreement for Niger to be the guest of honor at this major cultural event in Burkina Faso because ‘culture must be highlighted in the framework of the fight that we (member countries of the AES, editor’s note) are waging for sovereignty and regained dignity.

‘Culture must be the solid foundation on which we will build the solidarity of our peoples of Nige
r, Burkina Faso and Mali, who today have culture as a value of sharing, fraternity, mutual respect, etc. », added the Burkinabè Minister in charge of Culture for whom the National Culture Week of his country will be an opportunity to further magnify the values of the people of the Sahel countries.

The National Culture Week (SNC) of Burkina Faso, it is noted, has been organized since 1983. This important cultural activity is organized every two years in the city of Bobo-Dioulasso, bringing together thousands of artists, creators and culture enthusiasts from the four corners of the country.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Tunis: Minister of Health, Ali Mrabet, stressed the importance of learning about modern therapeutic and surgical techniques in the field of ophthalmology, as he attended on Friday evening in the capital, part of the work of the 41st Congress of the Tunisian Society of Ophthalmology, which will be hosted by Tunisia from February 28 to March 2, 2024.

The conference, which is attended by specialists and experts from Arab, African and foreign countries, will address a number of topics related to ophthalmology, such as cataract surgery, retinal detachment, corneal surgery and modern therapeutic and surgical techniques, according to a statement from the ministry.

In his speech, the Minister of Health noted the richness of the scientific programme of the ophthalmology conference and the opportunity to learn about scientific developments in this field, as well as the success of the Tunisian Ophthalmological Society in strengthening cooperation with its counterparts from different countries to improve the skills of
ophthalmologists and surgeons.

A number of professors and heads of hospital departments at the Hedi Raies Institute of Ophthalmology were honoured.

Prizes were also awarded to the best researchers in the field of ophthalmology.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Burkina: Minister of State Jean Emmanuel Ouédraogo on a friendship and working visit to Niger

Ouagadougou: The Minister of State in charge of Communication and Culture and also spokesperson for the Burkinabe government, Rimtalba Jean Emmanuel Ouédraogo, has been making a friendship and working visit since this Friday in Niger, the AIB learned .

Mr. Ouédraogo was received this Friday March 1, 2024 by the Nigerien Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Ali Mahamane Lamine Zeine, in the presence of the Nigerien Minister of Youth, Sports, Arts and Culture, Colonel Major Amadou Abdourahamane.

According to our colleagues from the Niger Press Agency, the Burkinabè Minister of Communication, Culture, Arts and Tourism did not make a statement at the end of the hearing.

Niger will be the guest of honor at the next edition of the National Culture Week (SNC) scheduled for April 2024.

Furthermore, Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali are working to establish a common strategy and close collaboration in several sectors after creating the Alliance of Sahel States and announcing their withdrawal from ECOWAS.

Source: Bu
rkina Information Agency

Tunisia takes part in World Youth Festival 2024 in Russia

Tunis: Tunisia is taking part in the 2024 World Youth Festival in Sochi, Russia, from March 1 to 7.

It is represented by 40 young people from various organisations and associations, as well as students living in Russia and youth leaders.

The Tunisian youth delegation includes civil society representatives, volunteers and students aged between 18 and 35.

These delegates have been in Russia since last Tuesday, serving as ambassadors to strengthen Tunisian-Russian relations, promote convergence of perspectives, particularly on the Palestinian issue, and establish solid relations and effective contacts between the youth of the participating countries.

The World Youth Festival will be attended by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Kamel Déguiche, as well as a number of ministers, leaders of youth NGOs, representatives of political parties and young diplomats.

With the participation of nearly 20,000 young people from more than 180 countries, the World Youth Festival aims to promote ideas about a diverse world,
create a new system of international multilateral norms and conditions, and build trust among young people worldwide.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Court of Auditors, traffic and land accidents on the cover of Burkinabè newspapers

Ouagadougou: The Burkinabè press this Friday echoes the traffic accident on the Sikasso-Bougouni axis which occurred on Malian soil which caused the death of several Burkinabè, land management rural and the 2022 report of the Court of Auditors.

‘2022 Report of the Court of Auditors: Irregularities persist in the management of public finances’, headlines the state daily Sidwaya.

According to him, the Court of Auditors presented its 2022 annual public report yesterday Thursday in Ouagadougou, during a press conference.

The public newspaper maintains that the institution, in addition to its mission of controlling public finances, also sanctions management errors while assisting parliament in the execution of financial laws and the certification of state accounts.

The dean of Burkinabe private dailies, L’Observateur Paalga, for its part, reports that 53 political actors have not justified their financing for the 2020 coupled elections.

The private newspaper Le pays specifies that the Court of Auditors is cle
aning up the subject of subsidies granted to political actors in Burkina.

Under another chapter, the same private daily newspaper displays on its first page: ‘Rural land management: A parliamentary inquiry to see things clearly’.

The colleague underlines that parliamentary inquiries will soon be carried out on rural management in Burkina Faso, on the liabilities of real estate development and on the effectiveness of projects and programs financed with external resources.

According to him, the Transition deputies yesterday Thursday in Ouagadougou gave discharge to their colleagues carrying out the projects, through the adoption of the creation of commissions which will conduct the investigations.

For the public newspaper Sidwaya, three parliamentary commissions of inquiry were created concerning land management and development aid.

Under one section, L’Observateur Paalga publishes on its headline: ‘Sikasso-Bougouni axis in Mali: 40 Burkinabè die in a traffic accident’.

The private daily reports that two
days after the traffic accident which caused the death of several Burkinabè on the Sikasso-Bougouni axis in Mali, the Burkinabè government, through a press release, presents its condolences to the grieving families and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.

The state daily Sidwaya, for its part, the State urges road users to be more vigilant and careful.

And the private newspaper Le Pays pointed out that 40 Burkinabè died in a traffic accident.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Phase II of project launched

Tunis: Phase II of the project to support small and medium-sized enterprises in Tunisia was launched on February 29, 2024.

A WIDU Awards ceremony was held on the occasion, to honour the outstanding entrepreneurs who took part in phase I of the project. is a project commissioned by German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the German Technical Development Cooperation Agency (GIZ). It was officially launched in Tunisia in December 2021.

In collaboration with the African diaspora in Europe, WIDU applies an innovative approach that combines funding and coaching to strengthen new and existing small businesses in Africa, which then leads to the creation of new jobs.

Officially launched in 2019 in Cameroon and Ghana, the project’s activities have been extended to 4 other African countries.

Phase II of the project will run until September 2026.

Together with WIDU, Tunisians living in?Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway,
Sweden or Switzerland?can support their friends or family in their entrepreneurial endeavors through an innovative and digital approach.

In concrete terms, each?entrepreneur in Tunisia sponsored by a relative living in the 7 participating countries in Europe, can obtain a grant from WIDU of up to EUR 2,500, and benefit from 3 personalised coaching sessions.

To date, the WIDU project has supported 533 SMEs in Tunisia and helped maintain and create 1,274 jobs, 59% of which were for women.

Besides, WIDU has provided 1,185 personalised coaching sessions tailored to the needs of female entrepreneurs. In total, nearly TND 3.3 million were raised in the form of joint private investment between the diaspora and the entrepreneurs.

Taking the floor, German ambassador to Tunisia Peter Prgel recalled the activities of Tunisian-German development cooperation in Tunisia, touching on the existing opportunities for diaspora involvement and underlining the importance of joint action in empowering businesses, making the mo
st of the diaspora and sustainable economic development.

During the ceremony, 18 outstanding entrepreneurs who have benefitted from the WIDU project since 2022 were rewarded for the excellence and innovation of their projects in 6 different categories: Tech and Innovation, Agribusiness, Female Entrepreneurship, Crafts and Green Entrepreneurship.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Academic excellence: Around forty winners rewarded in the Bazèga

Kombissiri: The provincial directorate of preschool, primary and non-formal education of Bazèga rewarded around forty winners on the occasion of the 2023 School Excellence Day held on Wednesday February 28, 2024 in Kombissiri .

The provincial directorate of primary and non-formal preschool education (DPEPPNF) of Bazèga organized last Wednesday, February 28, the day of academic excellence.

Postponed due to calendar constraints, this day of awards for excellence, 2023 edition is placed under the theme: ‘Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in improving educational results in the province of Bazèga’.

Nearly forty winners of students, structures and educational stakeholders in preschool, non-formal education and primary education saw their efforts rewarded.

According to the provincial director of preschool, primary and non-formal education of Bazèga, Claude Ouédraogo, the ceremony of excellence which constitutes a powerful means of emulation, marks the consecration of the efforts of teachers and student
s who have distinguished themselves by their love for a job well done.

On this occasion, he congratulated the winners and encouraged them to stay the course. To other students and teachers in the province, he invited them to follow suit to be among the best in the years to come.

The prizes awarded consist of educational kits, sound equipment, bicycles, computers and mobile phones, loincloths, school bags, furniture and office supplies.

In addition to these awards, there are letters of congratulations for educational actors. The ceremony which recorded the presence of the educational world and the active forces of the province, was chaired by the Secretary General of the Wossolème province Clarisse Denni.

As a reminder, the province of Bazèga recorded a success rate of 76.73% in the primary education certificate for the 2022-2023 school year.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

‘Perspectives’ project aiming at providing 200 young people with internships in Switzerland launched

Tunis: The “Perspectives” project, implemented within the framework of a partnership between the Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the «Swisscontact» organization has been officially launched, Employment and Vocational Training Minister Lotfi Dhiab said on Friday.

Under this project, 200 young Tunisian graduates from vocational training centres and colleges will receive professional internships in economic enterprises based in Switzerland for a period of up to 18 months.

The project will also provide support to young people, returning to Tunisia, help them access the job market, whether in Swiss or foreign companies set up in Tunisia.

The “Perspectives” project seeks to strengthen ties with Tunisian young people, benefit from their experience and encourage them to launch their own projects in an effort to boost the national economy and create more jobs.

Employment and Vocational Training Minister pointed out that «through this projec
t which runs until 2026, we will try to provide more job opportunities to young college graduates or those with vocational training diplomas by offering them professional internships in Switzerland for a period of 18 months.»

He stressed that his department has established governance mechanisms to boost the labour market abroad and reduce youth unemployment based on the principle of equal opportunities.

The minister affirmed that his department is working with its various partners to resolve the problem of irregular migration in order to allow young people to work legally abroad, promote their professional skills and to help the Tunisian diaspora to create investment and job opportunities.

The Employment Ministry signed a partnership agreement on January 19, with Swiss officials to help young people get internships and encourage Tunisian expatriates to start their projects in Tunisia.

On the sidelines of the launching ceremony of the «Perspectives» project, the Employment Minister declared that recruitmen
t operations for young professionals by placement establishments abroad reached 13,857 during the period from 2011 to 2023.

2,173 young people were hired by through overseas recruitment agencies, most of them work in the health, tourism and catering sectors.

Swiss Ambassador to Tunisia Jozef Renggli underlined that this project will have a positive impact on the governance of circular migration and boost the Tunisian economy.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Peace effort: The Federation of Burkinabé Associations in Italy (FABI) donates more than 9 million FCFA

Zabré: After a first gesture of 14 million FCFA, the Federation of Burkinabè Associations in Italy (FABI) paid Thursday, a contribution of 9 million 150 thousand FCFA to the Public Treasury of Burkina Faso for account of the peace effort.

9,150,000 CFA francs is the amount that the Federation of Burkinabè Associations in Italy deposited on Thursday February 29, 2024 to the Public Treasury of Burkina Faso.

It was President Samadou Soulené, accompanied by Secretary General Haïdara Guené and some members of the FABI who went to make the payment into an account of the patriotic support fund at the Public Treasury of Burkina Faso located in the Koulouba district of Ouagadougou.

» This is our second deposit to support the peace effort initiated by the Burkinabe authorities. We had already contributed 14 million. I call on all Burkinabé associations in Italy as well as all the daughters and sons of the country to unite because alone we go fast and together we go far’ suggested the president of the FABI. He says h
e is certain that the State alone cannot do everything.

He also calls on all Burkinabè to support our defense and security forces and to encourage them for their daily sacrifice at the front.

FABI officials promise to always be present wherever they are expected and requested.

Source: Burkina Information Agency