Estonian NGO Mondo, Tallinn University sign cooperation agreement

  • 2021-05-16
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Tallinn University and Estonian nonprofit MTU Mondo have signed a framework agreement according to which the two parties are to cooperate in the planning and implementation of development cooperation and awareness raising projects as well as in the organization of instruction and apprenticeships.

MTU Mondo in cooperation with experts from Tallinn University have adapted a course on digital competences, which was initially developed for Estonia, for use in refugee camps and in post-crisis education and Tallinn University employees have organized teacher training courses on digital competences in Lebanon and Jordan. Experts from Tallinn University's School of Digital Technologies have developed ICT modules for Mondo's Global Education Center, trained school teachers in the Luhansk area in Ukraine as well as provided advice to Mondo with regard to the establishment of an IT center in Ghana.

Tallinn University's students of Asian studies raised 3,000 euros as part of a project in 2018-2019 for Mondo scholarship holders in Myanmar. Ecologist Mihkel Kangur conducted a five-day training course on the environment in Shan state, Myanmar. In cooperation with the Baltic Film, Media and Arts School, study visits were organized for journalists and media students and a report was compiled on representations of migration in the Estonian media.

Member of the management board of Mondo Riina Kuusik-Rajasaare said that similar joint projects have proven very successful in the past.

"Cooperation with Tallinn University enables us to use high-level Estonian experts' knowledge for empowering vulnerable communities in Mondo's partner states. Mondo, on the other hand, can share with students its practical experience in development cooperation and provision of humanitarian aid. We're very pleased to be able to continue finding common ground with Tallinn University and strengthen our cooperation towards creating a more sustainable world," she said.