AUTONOMY AND DIGNITY IN KIGALI AND MAHAMA
Kigali et Mahama (Kirehe District)
Refugees and out-of-school Rwandans, aged 16 to 30
Maison Shalom International
DÉBUT DU PROJET
DGD –Jean-François Peterbroeck Foundation
ACTEC strengthens vocational training for refugees and vulnerable youth in Rwanda to boost their autonomy and access to a decent life
Rwanda is home to approximately 130,000 refugees, mostly from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These people, nearly half of whom are of working age (18-59), survive on government and humanitarian aid. In order to stimulate their autonomy and access to a decent life, ACTEC joins Maison Shalom’s efforts to provide them with the tools they need for successful social and professional integration: solid technical skills and an entrepreneurial spirit. The most vulnerable Rwandan young people also participate in all the training and activities organised in Kigali and Mahama.
As part of our 2022-2026 programme, we will strengthen the vocational training delivered by our partner through these actions:
- Supporting existing trainings through investment in human resources (teacher training) and material resources (equipment): 6-month trainings in Culinary Arts, Catering Services and Tailoring.
- The launch of new vocational training courses in Mahama: 6-month courses in Leather Craft and Agro-Food Processing.
- The improvement of the quality of the compulsory 60-hour module in Entrepreneurship, notably through the transmission of the Entrepreneurial Pedagogy.
- The establishment of an Employment Office to increase internship and employment opportunities with local companies.