The West Africa version of WE AfriHug
2019 project was implemented in Nigeria and Ghana in a period 6 weeks, from 8th April, 2019 to 16th May, 2019. The project reached a total of one thousand, one hundred and twenty-nine (1129) participants directly. These included 1039 Students and Academic /Administrative Staff from 3 universities and 90 Youth workers from over 30 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
In Nigeria, the project team implemented a 3-day training seminar on opportunities under Erasmus+ for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa at the University of Jos. Two hundred and eighty-seven (287) participants, comprising of Students and Academic / Administrative Staff of the University attended the seminar. In addition, a 4-day training seminar on Erasmus+ opportunities for CSOs was organized in partnership with local partner organizations (Impact Foundation for Youths Development and Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution) for CSOs operating in Abuja and its environs. A total of 60 youth workers benefited directly from this training.
In Ghana, two HEIs were selected for implementation of the projects’ activities. These were the Takoradi Technical University (TTU) and the Kumasi Technical University (KsTU). In each of these HEIs, a 3-day training seminar was organized for Academic / Administrative Staff and Students of the university on Erasmus+ for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa. One hundred and seventy (170) participants were reached directly at TTU and 582 participants were reached directly at KsTU.
The training seminar for CSOs in Ghana was held in Tamale, in collaboration with the local partner organization, SEDARVP Ghana. The 4-day training seminar was organized for youth workers from various CSOs in Tamale, to sensitize them on Erasmus+ opportunities for Ghanaian CSOs. Thirty (30) participants from 10 different organizations attended the seminar to build their capacities in the various topics discussed in the seminars. The project was a success with very positive feedback from participants from the both categories of the trainings. WE AfriHug project will return again soon with more exciting packages for Africa.