German Ethiopian Textile School
Texulting GmbH aims to make a contribution to the sustainability goals formulated by the United Nations with the project “GETS – German Ethiopian Textile School”. The primary focus is to create an educational institution for textiles in Ethiopia. Based on recent activities, Texulting GmbH strongly believes there is a great possibility to develop a sustainable textile value chain in Ethiopia independent of the global fashion industry.
The workers‘ qualifications will be improved with a demand-oriented training programme. Thus, resulting in higher product quality immaterial, design and manufacturing. Ultimately, improving the Ethiopian’s reputation within global textile sector. The training courses designed for the program include fundamental textile skills, such as material science, textile technologies and finishing processes. In addition, topics such as recycling and aspects of quality assurance will be addressed.
The training will take 6 months and will be offered as individual modules. Digital learning methods will be used to improve its attractiveness but also allow to provide a low-threshold.
The project is embedded in the activities of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
As part of the Marshall Plan with Africa and the G20 Compact with Africa investment partnership, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development launched the special initiative Training and Employment in 2019. The aim of the special initiative, which is called “Decent Work for a Just Transition” since the beginning of 2023, is to use innovative formats and flexible instruments to strengthen the conditions for private investment and to create more and better employment opportunities for the rapidly growing young population in Africa. The special initiative is active in the following countries: Egypt, Ethiopia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tunisia.