Today, German Development Cooperation’s Eco-Emploi Programme hands over the first 1.000 of overall 4.000 new textbooks to the Workforce Development Authority (WDA) for distribution to TVET Schools. The new textbooks ensure hands-on skills building using cutting-edge learning material in the fields of Wood Technology,Tourism and ICT. With the new textbooks, TVET schools and students receive an upgrade on education material covering topics like Carpentry, Ecotourism & Hospitality and Network Administration.

TVET, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, helps to acquire practical skills while offering theoretical education at the same time. Combiningpractical and theoretical knowledge leads to a diverseskillsets and an advantage for graduates entering the job market.

Together with the textbooks, the TVET schools Nyamata, Mpanda, and Rubengera received carpentry materials like timber and workshoptools to further enhance the Workplace Learning approach. Workplace Learning supports in-company training for employees to further improve their qualification and is coordinated by WDA in partnership withthe schools mentioned.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Ellen Kallinowsky, Principal Technical Advisor of the Promotion of Economy and Employment (Eco-Emploi):

The Promotion of Economy and Employment (Eco-Emploi) is supported by the German Development Cooperation and works towards the Rwandan Governments goal to become a middle-income country by 2020. Eco-Emploi is part of the close cooperation between Rwanda and Germany and is supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.