Global Faith Partners is governed by a board of directors, currently including the following.
The overall objective of establishment of VETA is to oversee the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system in Tanzania. It is charged with the responsibilities of promoting, coordinating, providing, regulating, and financing VET in the Country. VETA’s mission is to ensure quality vocational skills by providing, promoting, and financing vocational education and training for national socio- economic development. It operates 43 full-service VETA Training Centers across Tanzania with 23 under construction. VETA is currently led by Executive Director Anthony Kasore, under the Ministry of Education, led by Hon. Adolf Mkenda.
With Mr. Anthony Kasore, Director General of VETA and members of GFP’s advisory board. Left to Right: Mike Vallez, Anthony Kasore, Ryan Eubank, Nick Price, Sibusiso Mpapane.
With Hon Adolf Mkenda, Minister of Energy. Back row, from left to right: Pastor Michael Killagane, Board Member; Sibusiso Mpapane, Metallurgical Engineer and Welding Contractor; Ryan Eubank, Welding Consultant, Director and Educator; Nick Price, Welding Program Director, Educator; Dr. Noel Mbonde, Tanzanian Director of Technical Education and Vocational Training.
Don Bosco Tech Africa is a non-profit organization committed to supporting disadvantaged youth. It is associated with the International Don Bosco technical trade schools that was founded in 1869 by Saint John Bosco to help the poor and migrant youngsters during the Industrial Revolution. Don Bosco sees school education and vocational training as the key to empowering young people to live independent lives free from poverty. In close partnership with the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, assistance is provided to more than 15 million children and adolescents around the world. Don Bosco Tech Africa is a network of 113 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) centers in 32 countries across Africa. The current Executive Director of Don Bosco Tech Africa is Father George Tharanil, based in Kenya.
Mike Vallez and Father Boniface Mchami Principal of Don Bosco School Dodoma, Tanzania
Mike Vallez and Father Waldemar Jonatowski Principal of Don Bosco School, Dar es Salaam
Salt Lake Community College
Global Faith Partners is pleased to be working with Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) to provide world class train the trainer instruction to the candidates from our African partners. SLCC is a leading training institution for skilled trades including welding, electrical and others. It serves more than 60,000 students annually at ten campuses and is in the top 10 nationally for associate degrees awarded.
Saint Monica School
Since our beginning in 2005, Global Faith Partners has been working with the Saint Monica School to support a quality education for K-7 grade children in the rural village of Matamba, located in the southern highlands of Tanzania, Africa. Our donors currently support a number of needy or orphaned children through financial sponsorships.
Today, we are supporting the construction of a secondary school where these elementary school children can continue their education and find a useful place in society or continue to higher education or skills training. Work on the secondary school is only about 50% complete as we seek funds to complete the school.