SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda empowers youth to utilize their full potential and tap into opportunities for employment, productivity and economic transformation.
More than a thousand young people have been cared for and half of them have finished their studies and are now leading independent lives.
In addition, SOS CV Rwanda partners with various local youth agencies such as the National Youth Council, Workforce Development Authority, Business Development Fund, private companies and other stakeholders to build the capacity of vulnerable youth living in the community in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and linkages to microfinance institutions.
SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda also provides Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Programmes and apprenticeships aligned to the Economic Transformation Pillar of Rwanda’s National Strategy for Transformation (NST1) which pledges to create 214,000 decent and productive jobs annually.
The dual programme financed by the German educational organization BuildungsWerk (BiWe) equips vulnerable youth living in the community with advanced technical skills which enhances opportunities to be easily hired by companies or get self-employed upon graduation. After graduation, the youth are encouraged to form cooperatives based on their trades to easily get access to financial services for businesses growth.