Dubai Cares has unveiled two new programmes to address key education challenges in Rwanda on the occasion of the International Youth Day on August 12.
One of the projects will provide young people with skills training in leadership, entrepreneurship, workforce readiness, and mentorship to enable them to start real businesses at school, over a period of two years.
The other initiative aims to improve the quality of Early Childhood Education (ECE), targeting three to six-year-olds in the country’s Nyamasheke district within a three-year timeline.
About 18,600 youths, including pre-school children, are set to benefit from the initiatives, in which Dubai Cares is investing AED8.9 million.
The group says Rwanda’s youth unemployment and underemployment rates are as high as 68 per cent, noting a serious mismatch between the skills young people have and those that employers are looking for.