GenEm Launch Event Press Release
The Generation Empower (GenEm) program of the University of Dar es Salaam and Empower Limited is officially launched
Dar es Salaam, December 4, 2020: The 21st century Generation Empower (GenEm) program to be run in partnership with the University of Dar es Salaam and Empower Limited has been launched today in Dar es Salaam.
The inauguration ceremony was held at the University of Dar es Salaam on the Mlimani campus and was attended by students of the university, lecturers, executives of Empower Limited and various stakeholders from the education sector in the country. The training will be offered in all UDSM schools for the next 5 years.
Speaking during the official launch of GenEm, the University of Dar es salaam Leadership said that The University of Dar es Salaam is pleased to partner with Empower for maximum impact in imparting 21st Century skills to 250 of our finest students. With their expertise in talent management and their extensive network of corporate clients; we urge all companies to play their part in supporting Generation Empower - the first cohort will be ready to hire in June 2021.’
Founder and Managing Director of Empower Limited Miranda Naiman said ‘Our work with Tanzanian Youth over the last 11 years has culminated in this partnership; we are delighted to bring together all stakeholders to build our nation by investing in our future leaders. GenEm will work in tandem with UDSM’s academic programmes to arm finalist students with relevant skills, industry exposure and connection to employment as they graduate. She went on to say ‘Corporates can benefit from the very best graduate talent who will seamlessly add value to your organization.’
GenEm is being facilitated by Empower's Youth Department in collaboration with The University of Dar es Salaam’s Directorate of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (UDIEC), who strive to be the leading center in Africa for enabling Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
The first cohort will comprise of 250 students from varying disciplines in the year-long GenEm Programme; allowing for a diverse and inclusive strategy for sustainable skills development. Empower’s approach to learning and development is participatory and practical in nature – GenEm participants will take part in interactive workshops, tutorials, fireside chats with industry leaders, culminating in a final group project.
UDSM and Empower welcome participation in GenEm from all stakeholders including the private sector, policymakers and donor partners to catalyse efforts towards providing skills development through a public private partnership (PPP) model. This will be the first programme launched in Tanzania with this unique approach; aligning educational content of The University of Dar es salaam to industry requirements through customized modules developed and facilitated by Empower and validated by the University of Dar es Salaam.
Speaking on behalf of his fellow students, one of the participants …… ..a student of …… course at the University of Dar es Salaam commended the introduction of this training which he claimed will successfully build students' ability to withstand competition in the labor market in parallel with visualization entrepreneurial opportunities that will enable them to be self-employed.
By Empower Limited on 08 Dec 2020