"I’ve always been interested in cars and secretly dreamed of becoming a taxi or bus driver, but I never imagined I would have the opportunity to learn a trade like auto-mechanics. I know many people think auto-mechanics is for boys, but I’m good at it and it doesn’t bother me if others don’t get it."
Education Development Center (EDC) considers the impact of gender, inclusion, and social norms throughout the project life cycle, while respecting local culture. EDC endeavors to promote gender equality and inclusion among our staff and in the communities where we work. through the implementation of gender and inclusion assessments and strategies. Additionally, we strive to design and implement programs and policies that:
The USAID Huguka Dukore activity is a 5-year (December 9, 2016-December 8, 2021) youth employment program that will provide 40,000 out-of-school youth, including 34,000 new youth and 6,000 Akazi Kanoze alumni, with market-relevant employability skills and pathways to new or better employment. Huguka Dukore will build upon and scale up successfully proven Akazi Kanoze interventions, across at least 19 districts (of 30 total) countrywide using innovations that will invite more youth to participate in Rwanda?s continued economic growth.
A randomized controlled trial (RCT) found that students in the Akazi Kanoze 2 workforce development program were 8 percent more likely to land jobs than youth who did not participate in the program. The study, involving more than 1,500 young people during Year 1 of the three-year program, also showed increased work readiness and increased confidence in job-seeking.
This report presents results of the endline literacy and mathematics assessments conducted in October 2016. The results of the endline are compared with the baseline, which was conducted in October 2014 at the beginning of the L3 intervention.
Over two years, the JCP trained and certified unemployed young women and promoted better school readiness among children attending local ECD centers. The training participants had completed at least nine years of basic education as early childhood development (ECD) caregivers and ranged in age from 16 to 37 years old, with an average age of 23.