- October 21, 2019
- Posted by: NDAGIJIMANA Etienne
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Today on 21st October 2019. The Director General of /Workforce Development Authority ,Eng. Pascal GATABAZI attended the ceremony organized by New Hope Technical Institute to welcome Women’s Federation For World Peace/Japan in Rwanda.
The school has trained about 2,000 vulnerable survivors of 1994 genocide against the Tutsi and other vulnerable people.
The participants also visited different parts of the school departments including hairdressing, culinary arts, tailoring among others.
Speaking during the ceremony, Eng.Pascal Gatabazi, the Director General of WDA lauded Women’s Association for World Peace Rwanda for contributing to TVET sector development in Rwanda by helping the vulnerable people to create jobs.
“They demonstrated a big heart to support the most needy people in learn TVET and be able to get jobs or create their own jobs,” he said.
He also thanked Women’s Federation for World Peace/Japan for having injected financial support in establishing the school.
“This school has had a big impact for needy people who had lost their hope including street children,” he said.
Georgette UMUBYEYI, the president of Women’s Association for World Peace Rwanda said that Women’s Federation for World Peace/Japan helped them to support vulnerable people after 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
“Orphans, widows, street children… were supported. Many children are sharing testimonies. Some of them are working in hotels, restaurants, tailoring workshops and others have created their own jobs. They are also supporting to expand the building where the students will be carrying out internship,” she said.
MORIKO HORI, the president of Women’s Federation for World Peace/Japan said they are supporting 50 countries across the world including Rwanda.
“In Rwanda, we are managing this vocational centre so that they get some skills and earn money. There are good results as students are becoming professionals, they have their own jobs and have hope for their future,” she said.
New Hope Technical Institute is popular with employers, parents and guardians for the quality of the training it provides.
For the last twenty years, 1663 female and 184 male students have graduated and the school’s survey has found that 60% of the trainees practice their skills, 18% have changed their careers: they have either pursued higher education or done other jobs. Only 15% are jobless, including those who passed away.
The school is expanding the school by adding two floors, to accommodate woodworking and welding classes, dressmaking and embroidery workshops, a beauty salon and a restaurant. In the near future the school intends to start evening classes in Culinary Arts, dressmaking, hairdressing and modern languages.