Don Bosco Muhazi TVET School-ACTEC Programs Revolutionizing Gikomero’s Rural Community through Free Courses
In the rural sector of Gikomero, located in Gasabo District in the City of Kigali, the local community is benefiting from the ACTEC programs thanks to the free training courses offered by Don Bosco Muhazi TVET School.
These courses, initiated by the ACTEC organization through its five-year program, aim to upgrade the education system at the center.
They are providing valuable skills in welding, bakery and pastry, and ICT to young people and other members of the community.
The impact of these courses is not only limited to the individual participants but is also fostering the overall development of the youth and rural community in the Gikomero sector.
One of the main goals of the free training courses is to empower the youth by equipping them with practical skills in welding, bakery & pastry, and ICT.
In the long-term vision, these courses are enablers to be self-sufficient and financially independent among the beneficiaries.
The availability of free training courses is breaking down barriers that previously prevented young people in Gikomero from accessing Technical and ICT skills.
Many of the participants come from disadvantaged backgrounds and would not have been able to afford formal training programs.
By offering these courses free of charge, ACTEC and Don Bosco Muhazi TVET School are ensuring that economic limitations do not hinder the educational opportunities of the local community members.
It is also noted that the skills acquired by the youth in welding, bakery & pastry, and ICT have the potential to contribute to the overall development of the rural community in Gikomero sector and nearby sectors.
For instance, individuals trained in welding can support local construction projects, while those skilled in bakery & pastry can establish small businesses to meet the needs of the community. Furthermore, the ICT training equips the participants with the necessary knowledge to navigate the digital world, opening up new avenues for economic growth and connectivity in the rural area.
In 2024, the program will add electricity, and in 2025 with embroidery. Through these initiatives, ACTEC seeks to nurture various talents among young people and local community.
ACTEC is an NGO founded in Belgium, with an international presence. It has been promoting projects since 1982 together with its local collaborators. To date its work has already helped countries in Africa and Latin America.