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Young graduates said that they learnt a lot and they are able to work hard and contribute to the development of Rwanda using the skills they have obtained.


James Safari, the best performer, stressed how his life has been greatly transformed during the one year he stayed at the centre.


“I used to take drugs, and I was not able to work or attend the class but after one year at Iwawa Center, I am able to contribute to the country’s development. We leant a lot during that time, now I am capable of starting some projects generating income using the skills I have obtained.”


A 25 year-old Cassien Karenzi, from Kicukiro District, observed that “I used to pick-pocket in markets of Kigali, my only target is to gain money to buy beer and cannabis, but after now, I embraced the positive mindset that I am adult enough to contribute to the country’s development like other citizens. I am now an agent of transformation to others I left on the street.”

Iwawa Graduates

The Coordinator of Iwawa Rehabilitation and Vocational Skills Development Centre, Nicolas Niyongabo, praised the efforts of the young people and conveyed his good wishes for the success of the graduates and urged them to “Work tirelessly because it is the first step for success in any arena.”


He also stressed the need for the young people to continue serving their nation.


Speaking at the occasion, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry of Youth and ICT, Rosemary Mbabazi, urged Iwawa former students to be agents of transformation in the society and that the skills acquired should be the foundation to shape their bright future.


“We hope you will keep working hard and change others so that they stop any bad habits in our society; this is the real contribution you have to offer after your training at Iwawa Center,” Mbabazi stressed.


The government of Rwanda established Iwawa Rehabilitation and Vocational Skills Development Centre in 2010 in order to give street children the chance to forge a career off the streets.


Students at Iwawa not only take part in vocational training, but also enjoy cultural and sporting activities. Today, the centre has become hope for parents and children.

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