Des nouvelles du Rwanda
By: Nadine Ingabire – President of IDAY-Rwanda
Since 2014, CLADHO (Collectif des Ligues et Associations de Défense des Droits de l’Homme au Rwanda – IDAY-Rwanda) in collaboration with ADPM (Action Développement Parrainages Mondiaux and under its funding) have embarked on a new course, setting up a vocational training centre. For some time, young domestic workers had been receiving functional literacy training, which was good, but as time went on we realized that they needed a trade to face a future with confidence and other employment opportunities.
Given the target audience, the first choice was culinary arts. In 2018, the first phase of the project was completed and 4 promotions were trained.
Course schedule: During the training, the courses are subdivided into 3 main parts: 1. theoretical training, 2. practical training and 3. an internship of 2 to 3 months;
Extra-programme: We considered necessary to add other programmes to equip them with more tools: Training on AKAZI KANOZE “Life skills” and cross cutting topics (civic education, reproductive health, human rights, etc.);
Age group: It is between 18 and 25 years old but most of them are from 18 to 22 years old;
Where we stand: From the beginning of the training in 2014 to 2018, more than 400 young people were trained, grouped in 4 promotions and more than ¾ are working with a decent wage (compared to what they used to receive).