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December 18, 2012

New Partnership Strengthened to Encourage High-Quality Education in East Africa

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Senior members representing FTE and KIITEC made a special trip to St. Jude’s Primary and Secondary schools in Arusha, Tanzania to share positive stories, lessons learned and make future plans to work together toward encouraging access to quality education.

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December 13, 2012

Donated Solar Kit Provides Light for Masai Primary School

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As part of the series of events taking place during the Open Door Days at KIITEC, a special journey to the Olmekeke Masai village was completed to deliver a solar panel kit for the local community. This gift provided light to the classrooms in the local primary school and a cell phone battery charger available to the villagers.

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December 7, 2012

Inaugural KIITEC Open Door Days Deemed a Great Success!

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From November 19th – 29th, 2012, KIITEC hosted it's inaugural Open Door Days in Arusha, Tanzania. Hosted by KIITEC’s partners, Schneider Electric, FTE, ADEI and Power Technics the event was organized to share good practices and encourage a practical, relevant and high-quality learning experience to students interested in developing a career in the technical field. With over 100 participants, the Open Door Days was deemed a great success!

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December 1, 2012

Institute to drill experts in solar, wind powered energy

Driven by the limited number of experts in solar and wind power technology, an Arusha-based technological institute is set to come up with a special training package for local students to be able to install and maintain renewable energy facilities.

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November 20, 2012

World-Class Technical Education in Africa: Providing a Key Building Block for Socioeconomic Progress

Impact Economy’s partner organization, the Foundation for Technical Education (FTE), is a philanthropic organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, committed to providing the tools and essential skills that are needed for young people to achieve successful careers in the technical field. In the process, they render the local economy vastly more productive.

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November 5, 2012

KIITEC graduate honoured at awards ceremony in recognition of his exemplary teaching service

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On Saturday, November 3, 2012 KIITEC Graduate George Mcharo received a special award for his exemplary performance as a Physics and Information and Computer Technology teacher at the School of St. Jude's in Arusha, Tanzania.

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October 26, 2012

Newest FTE team member shares her experiences from the field

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FTE recently hired Kate Mason for a short-term placement in Tanzania to conduct research on KIITEC’s alumni who have dispersed across the country and to develop media pieces to help us share the stories and successes of FTE. Once hired, Kate immediately hopped on a flight to Arusha to get acquainted with the new culture and her challenging role. Now in the field for 35 days, we thought we’d check in with her to get updated on her experience so far…

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September 18, 2012

KIITEC’s 4th Graduation Ceremony, A Celebration To Be Remembered

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On Friday, September 14th, 51 students were awarded their diplomas and certificates at KIITEC to recognize their academic successes. Under a tent constructed just for the occasion, KIITEC staff and students welcomed family, extended family and friends to celebrate together in KIITEC’s courtyard.

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July 9, 2012

Media and Research Internship vacancy with travel opportunity to Arusha, Tanzania

We're looking for a talented and motivated Media and Research Intern to help support our communications team. The role includes travel throughout Tanzania gathering research and conducting interviews to be used to creatively share our stories with the world. Click through to learn more about this unique opportunity!

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July 3, 2012

Student Recruitment Underway

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It’s that time of year again at KIITEC! A new batch of eager students are working toward gaining acceptance into KIITEC’s next round of technical education programmes.

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June 5, 2012

FTE Founder invited to speak at Sustainable Capitalism Retreat on Finding Grounding, Leading Change

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Set against the dramatic and beautiful setting of Greifenstein Castle in the Lake of Constance region, Francis Brochon, founder of FTE was invited to speak at a Sustainable Capitalism Retreat under the theme Finding Grounding, Leading Change.

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June 1, 2012

Message From the Founder

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A very warm welcome to our recently launched FTE website. We hope that this site will give you a chance to explore our projects and learn more about who we are, what we do and our ambitious plans for the future.

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June 29, 2011

A 14 member team from the vocational training sector in Kenya visit KIITEC

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At KIITEC, the team learnt useful lessons on modelling and running on Centres of Excellence for engineering, telecommunication technology and the adoption of a demand driven vocational education and training system.

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May 9, 2011

Schneider Electric reçoit l’oscar ADMICAL du Mécénat d’entreprise.

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Depuis plus de trente ans, ADMICAL organise les Oscars du mécénat d’entreprise, qui récompensent des entreprises françaises ou implantées en France pour leur politique de mécénat originale et exemplaire en faveur de tous les domaines de l’intérêt général. En 2003, la Fondation Schneider Electric recevait déjà l’Oscar ADMICAL du Mécénat d’entreprise.

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December 2, 2010

Soutien au programme de formation KIITEC en Tanzanie

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Ces vingt dernières années, la révolution des nouvelles technologies a creusé le fossé entre les pays industrialisés et les pays émergents d'Afrique. L'importation de ces technologies en Afrique a entraîné des problèmes de maintenance insolubles.

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July 10, 2010

Tanzania : KIITEC Awards Best Students

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Arusha — Suye-based Kilimanjaro International Institute for Telecommunications Electronics and Computers (KIITEC) last week awarded a total of US Dollars 4,000 to its best performing students.

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December 1, 2009

15 mécènes en action

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L’association l’ADEI (Action, Développement, Education, International) est fondée par des ingénieurs et enseignants pour créer des centres de formation technique et professionnelle dans des pays démunis et d’abord en Tanzanie.

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December 1, 2009

Tanzania : PV modules for the KIITEC Institutes

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10 photovoltaic panels SILLIA Energie have been installed in Tanzania by the humanitarian association ADEI. They supply electricity to a classroom of the KIITEC institute.

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August 1, 2009

Programme de formation KIITEC in Tanzania

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Début 2009, La Fondation Schneider Electric a décidé d'unir ses forces avec l'ADEI (Action – Développement – Éducation – International), association du sud est de la France, pour former des jeunes à la maintenance des automatismes dans le centre KIITEC d'Arusha, en Tanzanie.

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July 21, 2009

Recent Graduates prepared to Enter Tanzania Business Community

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Recent graduates of the Kilimanjaro International Institute for Telecommunications, Electronics and Computers (KIITEC) have been encouraged to stay focused and continue with their education in order to be better equipped to enter the Tanzania business community.

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