Achieve and Work Ready Now

The Prince’s Trust Group is a global network of charities founded by HRH The Prince of Wales. They are active in 21 countries, both within the Commonwealth and beyond. In a rapidly changing world, they deliver education, employment, enterprise and environmental projects that enable young people and communities to thrive. Prince’s Trust International exists to tackle the global crisis of youth unemployment. AKA will implement the Achieve and Work Ready Now project in partnership with PTI in close collaboration with Youth YEGO centers in Bugesera, Kicukiro, Nyarugenge, Rulindo, and Rwamagana districts.

USAID Umurimo Kuri Bose (UKB) Activity

Umurimo Kuri Bose Activity is a 2-year project (September 2020 – August 2022). UKB main objectives will be to Increase youth employability skills, empowerment, engagement and equity and to Promote an inclusive and enabling environment for youth with disabilities to access and succeed in employment. The project will address an inclusive eco-system for lasting results, by building upon the USAID Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze (HDAK)’s market driven skills and employment approach.

Youth employability skills in Mahama refugee camp with Save the Children

In partnership with Save the Children, Akazi Kanoze Access have trained 205 refugee youth in work readiness. This training will equip graduates with the necessary skills and competencies to find and keep work, start small businesses, and become productive members of society. Some youth will additionally benefit from trainings in hair cutting, functional English literacy, and basic literacy and numeracy.

Youth skills development and job placement / self employment services with GIZ

Working with GIZ, Akazi Kanoze Access is continuing to innovate programs in conjunction with the flagship Work Ready Now Curriculum. JOC Rwanda and CEFOTRAR are partnering with AKA to provide 300 youths with relevant technical training and skills in welding, mechanics, masonry, carpentry, and hairdressing. Youth will continue to be supported in finding relevant internships, jobs, and self-employment opportunities.

Skills Development and Employment Promotion Among Youth in Rwanda

Skills Development and Employment Promotion among Youth in Rwanda (SDEPAY) is a three-year project directly targeting 1,200 unemployed young people (60% of whom are women) to be supported through technical and soft skill trainings. Beneficiaries are expected to improve access to employment and thereby contribute to the well-being of their families. Plan International Rwanda (PIR) and Akazi Kanoze Access (AKA) will implement the project in 3 districts: Gatsibo, Nyaruguru and Bugesera.

Huguka Dukore AKazi Kanoze (HDAK) funded by USAID and implemented by EDC Inc.

Huguka Dukore is a five-year project which started in 2017 with the aim of providing forty thousand out-of-school Rwandan youths with market relevant employability skills. The project works with a target of connecting youths aged between 16 and 30 years who have between six and nine years of basic education with relevant job skills training, so they can find stable employment, start their own small businesses, or pursue further education. As a consortium member on the Huguka Dukore Project, AKA is responsible for training the trainers who will train the youths, but also ensuring the quality delivery of the trainings to the youths.

School-based entrepreneurship teacher, Educate! Exchange Program

In 2016, Educate! & Akazi Kanoze Access proposed to run a follow-up program to support the new Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC) for the entrepreneurship subject. This program would provide training for upper-secondary District Master Trainers (DMAST) in 10 districts and extend the CBC Entrepreneurship training support to 20 Entrepreneurship Subject Specific Leaders (SSL) teachers. The DMAST and SSL would be additionally facilitated to provide in-school support to entrepreneurship teachers in their sectors based on the E! Exchange model. Educate!’s goal is to focus on the new competence-based methods of the entrepreneurship curriculum, especially Skills Lab and Student Business Clubs.

Building Resilience in TVET Through E-Learning

Building Resilience in TVET Through e-Learning is a 2-year project (October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2022) funded by the MasterCard Foundation, through COVID-19 recovery and resilience program. It is implemented by Education Development Center, in close collaboration with Rwanda Polytechnic (RP) and Rwanda TVET Board (RTB) and in partnership with Akazi Kanoze Access (AKA) to reach 8 Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centers (IPRCs) and/or some TVET Schools, 40,000 students across levels 3-7 and 133 trainers. BRITE aims to Provide access for students to transferable employability skills through e-learning, to Increase capacity of trainers to integrate e-learning, and to Improve linkages between TVET trainings and workplace learning through e-coaching.

Skills Development and Employment Promotion among Youth in Rwanda (SDEPAY)

Umurimo Kuri Bose USAID (UKB) funded by USAID

Building Resilience of TVET through E-learning

USAID Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze


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