179 Youths Awarded ICT certificates at Iwawa

more about geneva;”>179 Youths get training and coaching in ICT and entrepreneurship skills, more about this event held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 where they received certificates.

Nicolas Niyongabo, the coordinator IRVSDC said that after completing this training Youth will be able to create more jobs; “This will help Youth to use computers to create more jobs after graduating here at Iwawa Rehabilitation and Vocational Skills Development Centre, we hope what they learnt will transform their lives after here, ” said Niyongabo.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and ICT, Rosemary Mbabazi commends Youth who completed Reach up program, said that “This can be a foundation to start projects which can help you to produce more in what you’re doing.”

PS Mbabazi added that “ICT is an enabler of social-economic development which you can use in your work to produce more in everything you can do from farming, carpentry, commercial farming, masonry and tailoring. … It will be an opportunity you can use to get more outcomes.”

Reach up initiated in Rwanda in 2010, trains youth in business and Information Communication Technology (ICT) knowledge, and link participants to business development and microfinance opportunities in their marketplace.

PS Rosemary Mbabazi at Iwawa Rehabilitation and Vocational Skills Development Centre

The government established the 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, playing sports such as football, volley ball and boxing, as well as having movie nights.


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