Technical skills as these have helped the youth to get out of poverty
Community Socio Economic Development Initiatives (CSDI) has embarked on putting more efforts in giving the youth skills that will help them for a life time.
CSDI is a registered Non Governmental Organization created by a dynamic group of educated and experienced young people in civil society and private sector.
The CSDI is working in 4 districts (Nyarugenge, Gasabo, Kicukiro and Ruhango districts) in partnership with civil society Organizations, Private Companies and Local government.
It has a mission to support vulnerable groups in various domains such as socio development, cultural and economic development to strengthen their capacities towards income generating activities (IGA) with a power advocacy to the government and development partners.
Currently they have are offering technical skills to the youth at a much subsidized price. They are starting short courses in electricity, construction, English and good service where every student will be required to pay Rwf9, 000 for the six months training at ETM in Remera.
According to CSDI training, this intake will begin with 100 students with the age of between 17 and 35 who will be learning in the morning and evening shifts.
Since the beginning of this programme in 2010 CSDI has trained over 400 girls and boys between the ages of 16 and 24 mostly from poor families.
Their statistics show that 65 percent of the students who have gone through their courses have managed to create their own jobs through organizing themselves into cooperatives while about 20 percent of them have continued into high school and university.