Wednesday, 24 July 2013

CHF accesses vocational education needs

CHF accesses vocational education needs

In a bid to respond to government efforts to educate and empower the youth, an assessment conducted by CHF International shows that there is need to have students of technical education undergo training on subjects of their choices.

 The assessment revealed that it is in the best interest of the students to shift some of them to new schools in the options of their choice where they are assured of a more conducive environment for learning.

 To ensure that these children attain quality education, CHF has carried out an assessment of all TVET schools where program beneficiaries are enrolled So far, 57 TVET institutions in 18 districts have been assessed through this initiative.

 The exercise, carried out in two parts includes an independent assessment of the learning facilities, infrastructure, instructor/student ratios, living condition as well as consultations with the students.

Milton Funes, the Country Director of CHF International said that the organization is supporting youth to gain meaningful employment through market-linked TVET. “We are empowering youth to make informed decisions about the trade they wish to study and giving them the choice to select the option that is right for them” he explained.

Funes said that CHF International commits to continue supporting the Government of Rwanda and responding to the needs of the community through enhancing Technical Vocational and Education Training (TVET) as part of the priority underlined within the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy II (EDPRS II)-that emphasizes the need for quality education and measuring of learning outcomes not just school enrolment.

“Indeed, this supports what EDPRS II emphasizes that it is not “just the years of education that contribute to economic growth, but the quality of the education that is received and the skills that people acquire” he said.

 To date, CHF has served over 2,800 youths in Technical Vocational and Education Training (TVET), and plan to sponsor more than 3,000 students under our USAID/Higa Ubeho program with special classes in 2013.

 CHF International is an international development organization founded in 1952 that works in conflict-affected and developing countries. We partner with communities around the world to help them to direct the improvement of their lives and livelihoods.

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CHF accesses vocational education needs


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