67 complete animal husbandry course at Youth to Youth in Development
67 trainees (30male) who followed the training of three months in modern pig farming course at Youth to Youth in Development (YYD), located in Masaka sector in Kicukiro district graduated on 06st May, 2016.
YYD is a beneficiary in 4th round of a sub-grant of 26,000,000 Rwf from the Skills Development Project (SDP) through the Skills Development Facility (SDF) under WDA. This grant was provided in order to expand training facilities in Animal husbandry (especially in pig farming).
Assumpta Muganwa, SDF Implementation Officer, who was representing SDF in this graduation ceremony, said that a skill is not perceived as it used to be. It is now very valuable and can make someone rich. It goes with an attitude of working hard, being focused and knowing that YOU CAN. The problem many are pointing out is “IGISHORO” starting/investment income but this should not be a hindrance if you have two things: 1. Willingness, 2. ability which is a skill that you have gained. WDA/the government of Rwanda is doing what it can to make sure that whoever has a skill uses it to prosper”.
“Don’t sit back, all is well work and everything will be yielding to your side” added Muganwa Assumpta.
Davina Basinga, Youth to Youth Legal Representative, said that the mindset attached to traditional farming and a rural way of life has led many to perceive the farming methods of the past as better. “Growing knowledge, ongoing research and the adoption of technology have advanced modern pig farming methods” added Ms Basinga.
The Trainees have successfully applied lessons from the past into the development of better farming methods today. After this training they must continue to be resourceful, innovative and responsible producers of food for generations to come.
WDA through the Skills Development Fund has so far awarded grants worth 3,553,264,278 Rfw to 108 institutions in four rounds.