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This Thuesday 17 July over 208 young people who survived the genocide against the Tutsi have graduated  in different courses that aimed at enabling them to started their own businesses in the future. Most of them did not complete their secondary studies but after this one-year long studies, the youth said the next step is to share the package with their colleagues living in the countryside and develop together.

These are the students who graduated
These are the students who graduated

The lessons were prepared and dispatched different partners  including  Imbuto Foundation, The Fund for the Genocide Survivors FARG and the Association of the Genocide Survivors Students , AERG. The aim was to equip them with entrepreneurial skills so to that the beneficiaries might be able to develop economically .

Some of the beneficiaries  expressed the commitment to use the knowledge acquired throughout these courses in different areas of self making and nation building.

Tuyisenge Joselyne  is one of the beneficiaries. She came from Nyanza District in South Province. She said that the knowledge acquired in the training will enable her to improve her sewing activities.

Some of the students were given the tools for their vocations including sewing machines.  She appreciated the courses that brought together many young people from different districts of Rwanda.

After coming here, I joined my skills with the ones of my colleagues and have made a cooperative so that we might work together and prosper. Our efforts bore positive fruits, she told UM– USEKE.

Generally the Rwandan youth does not have start up costs that can enable them to launch a business venture susceptible of changing their living styles.

The representative of FARG, Vedaste Rutayisire told the youth to keep having and developing innovative ideas so to be supported by the FARG, which has already be at their side.

Dr. Hakiba Solange, the deputy chief of the  Imbuto Foundation urged the youth to be cautious as not to get involved into the use of the drugs and pre-mature sexual intercourse.

Tuyisenge Joseline says she is grateful to have attended such training
Tuyisenge Joseline says she is grateful to have attended such training
Dr Hakiba inspecting the products made by the youth that underwent the courses
Dr Hakiba inspecting the products made by the youth that underwent the courses
They are able to fabricate the different  crafts for the clients
They are able to fabricate the different crafts for the clients
Tuyisenge showing her products
Tuyisenge showing her products
Rutayisire-Vedaste who represented the FARG
Rutayisire Vedaste who represented the FARG
These colorful items have been created by the  Genocide survivors students
These colorful items have been created by the Genocide survivors students
They  were too motivated until the end of the training
They were too motivated until the end of the training

UM– USEKE.RW

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