A team of volunteers from Venture2impact is currently in Rwanda to help upskill and train community members of Kigarama Sector in Kicukiro District in the City of Kigali.

Together with Hope and homes for Children, they hope to increase the economic opportunity and reduce child abandonment in the above-mentioned community by training them on income generating activities, computer and English.
The training is taking place at Kigarama Community hub. According to Claudine Murebwayire, a field worker at Hope and homes for children Rwanda, beneficiaries will be equipped with income generating knowledge that includes basic accounting and saving skills, basic computer skills to help them qualify for better paying jobs not forgetting English Skills as the official language of Rwanda

Ms Bryanna Jew, is coordinating their activities. She said: “We are working with youth, young mothers and community members. They have little opportunity to access computer lessons and often do not have basic computer literacy” Volunteers believe that those lessons will give trainees the foundational skills to be able to compete favorably in the job market and contribute to empower their families and community economically.

They believe this can lead to reduced chances of family breakdown and child
abandonment Kigarama community hub was established in 2012 with collaboration of Kicukiro District as one of preventive strategies aimed at strengthening families and communities by ensuring that every child is afforded the love, care and protection that he/she deserves. It is also a child-friendly community resource centres that serves children, parents and communities with a range of services that respond to identified local needs and prevent the breakdown of families and reduce the incidence of child abandonment.

Kigarama community hub offers a range of services such as ECD (Early Childhood Development), Day care services, adult literacy and English teaching. It also teaches income generating activities to family members not forgetting Farmer field school (FFS) which is a group-based learning process that promotes environmental friendly agriculture practices at the
community leve and the nutrition program that has the goal of sustainably rehabilitating malnourished children thus preventing malnutrition in young children in the community.

The Express News

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