Developing Communities

Cultural Transformation: Promoting Community-Driven Development through Culture-Focused TVET and Employment in Argentina and Tanzania with UNESCO

New partnership with UNESCO will mean investment in youth education and training, sustainability and peace

Unlocking the Potential of Culture

In an increasingly interconnected world, culture plays a vital role in shaping societies and fostering development. Recognizing this, Alwaleed Philanthropies "Global" and UNESCO have embarked on a groundbreaking partnership to harness the power of culture for community-driven development. This transformative collaboration aims to promote Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and employment opportunities in the cultural sector in Argentina and Tanzania, paving the way for inclusive and sustainable growth.

Empowering Communities through Culture

The heart of this partnership lies in the communities surrounding cultural institutions, from heritage sites to museums. These communities are often rich repositories of local culture and traditions, making them ideal catalysts for development. By empowering these individuals and fostering their cultural heritage, this initiative seeks to create a ripple effect that extends far beyond the individual, enriching the essence of entire regions.

This chapter of the partnership narrates stories of community transformation over 36 months, unfolding against the backdrop of cultural institutions and heritage sites in Argentina and Tanzania.

Argentina: Preserving and Celebrating Cultural Heritage

In Argentina, this project focuses on preserving and celebrating cultural heritage.By investing in TVET programs and employment opportunities linked to these cultural treasures, the project aims to breathe new life into Argentina's heritage while providing a sustainable livelihood for its people.

Tanzania: Nurturing Local Culture and Creativity

The initiative seeks to nurture local culture and creativity. With a focus on TVET and employment in the cultural sector, the project aims to unlock the potential of Tanzanian communities, offering a path to prosperity rooted in their unique cultural expressions.

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET): A Gateway to Opportunity

TVET is at the heart of this initiative. By providing quality training in technical and vocational skills, the project equips individuals with the tools they need to thrive in the cultural sector. Whether it's mastering traditional crafts, becoming skilled artisans, or managing cultural institutions, TVET opens doors to a world of opportunities.

Empowering Women and Youth

A network of mentors is a cornerstone of this project. Notably, half of these mentors are women, emphasizing gender inclusivity. Women and youth will undergo rigorous training, enabling them to become mentors themselves. This approach not only empowers women and youth but also creates a self-sustaining cycle of knowledge sharing and skill development.

Cultural Transformation for Community Empowerment

This partnership between Alwaleed Philanthropies "Global" and UNESCO exemplifies the potential of culture to drive community-driven development. By investing in TVET and cultural employment in Argentina and Tanzania, it's not just transforming individual lives but enriching entire communities. As the initiatives unfold and expand, they stand as beacons of hope, proving that cultural transformation can be a powerful force for inclusive and sustainable growth on a global scale.