Muhazi (Gasabo District)
Young people with little or no schooling, aged 12 to 25
Don Bosco Muhazi TVET School
DÉBUT DU PROJET
The Salesians have succeeded in creating a quality vocational training centre in a particularly poor rural area where there are few training opportunities. Every day, young people walk several hours to reach the school.
The school’s growing reputation is attracting young people from other districts: it is becoming saturated. Its space is no longer sufficient to properly accommodate all the young people participating in literacy classes, the preparatory year and vocational training. The TVET centre of Don Bosco Muhazi, accredited by the Rwandan authorities since 2017, intends to improve the quality of the vocational training offered to meet the growing demands imposed by the arrival of young people from the cities.
ACTEC and its partner will address the dual challenge of growth and quality through several interventions:
- Supporting existing training courses by investing in human resources (teacher training) and material resources (equipment): 2-year training courses in the Culinary Arts, Tailoring and Masonry trades.
- The launch of 6 intensive training modules to complement existing vocational training. Students will have the opportunity to complete their portfolio of skills and increase their employability through training in Bakery, Embroidery, Welding, Plumbing, Electricity and IT.
- The construction of a new building that will provide better learning conditions for the students and will house a computer room.
- The support of existing youth clubs (Culture, Environment) and the composition of an Entrepreneurship Club to awaken the entrepreneurial spirit of young people and encourage them to launch their own initiatives in this rural area where job vacancies are rare.
- The establishment of an Employment Office to increase internship and employment opportunities with local companies.