Youth employment program in Rwanda trains 100 youths from Kigali in ICTs

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Youth Council (NYC) to implement a program that will help school drop-outs gain technical skills and implement their business ideas. KCB Igire initiative will receive RWF 40 million (USD 47,000) to support 100 youths from different provinces aged between 18 and 25 years old.

Selected students will be trained at Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centers for six months and the training will be focused on learning specific vocational skills in each region. In Kigali, for example, selected youths will be trained to innovate by leveraging the potential of ICTs. Students will not only receive technical training, but also financial literacy and mentorship for implementing their projects.

In the words of George Odhiambo, Managing Director for KCB Bank Rwanda, the benefits of the program will not come from the investment of a one-time funding program, but instead, from the creation of employments that are later generated by the students’ innovations.

Source: KT Press