Volunteerism Showcases the Triple-Ripple Effect
Mr. John Hawkins, Senior Manager: Technical and Service Training of Toyota SA. Mr. Hirohide Kodama:
JOCV in Automobile Maintenance at the Ehlanzeni TVET College. Mr. Gideon Moripa, ERD Lecturer at Ehlanzeni TEVT College, and Mr. Tsuyoshi Kamimura (former JOCV) working as a Motor Vehicle Technician at Malalane Toyota.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) through the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer (JOCV)Programme, highlighted the importance of community development through a project initiated, facilitated and coordinated by current and former JICA Volunteers.
The Ehlanzeni TVET College, through support from Toyota SA and JICA, aimed at enhancing practical lessons for skills improvement, received a four-cylinder petrol engine, a cylinder diesel engine, a manual transmission, three transfers, four alternators, two starter motors, one clutch plate and flywheel, one turbo charger, one drive shaft set, and 12 X carpet mats and seat covers. Which were transported courtesy of Malalane Toyota.
Mr. Gideon Moripa, Ehlanzeni TVET College Representative “emphasised his gratitude to all stakeholders and highlighted the important role volunteers are playing within various FET/TVET colleges across South Africa towards addressing skills development challenges. To date, 82 JICA Volunteers have been dispatched to South Africa to assist rural communities in various sectors including Education, Health, Agriculture and Technology.
Author: Kele Moruane: Programme Officer, JICA South Africa Office