Strive Foundation Rwanda’s Vocational Training program involves provision of theory and practical vocational training in painting, forge-welding, bakery, tiling and plumbing to out-of-school and vulnerable youths. It also involves catch-up and refresher basic education in Mathematics, English and Kinyarwanda. Finally, it involves work readiness training, internship placement, and skilled-youth cooperative formation. By the completion of the program, youths should be equipped with the skills and knowledge of their vocations, as well as cooperative management to improve their individual economic situations.
Our specific aims are:
• To improve the vocational skills of out-of-school youths and OVCs.
• To provide life-skills, catch-up education and work readiness training.
As of 2010 SFR has been involved in the Accelerated Learning Program in partnership with USAID/EDC/AkaziKanoze in order to provide OVC youths with catch-up education, work readiness and vocational skills training. The partnership has now reached 250 OVCs and 50 youths at two centers in Gasabo district, Rwanda. Eventually, SFR aims to create its own vocational training center in the near future.