Rwanda is pursuing a dazzling economic and social development, with an average growth rate of 7.2% over the last 10 years. However, it is still among the countries with low human development and continues to face many challenges: among others, the literacy rate is 73% and only 17.8% of the working population has completed secondary education. Also, the country’s rural areas have consistently lagged behind Kigali.
Investment in TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) and TSS (Technical Secondary School) centres remains a key development lever favoured by the Rwandan government to overcome the critical shortage of skilled labour.
ACTEC works with its local partners to develop their vocational training centres through investment in their organisational capacity, in the technical and pedagogical skills of the teachers, and in the infrastructure and teaching materials required for effective learning of a trade in growing sectors.
We will focus on promoting entrepreneurship to improve the youth employability rate (26.5%), which is undermined by the lack of quality employment opportunities and threatened by the arrival of more than 200,000 young people on the labour market each year.