Rwanda : WDA in art campaign

WDA in art campaign


WDA and RAI officials preparing for the national campaign

The Workforce Development Authority (WDA) is gearing up for a nation-wide campaign to sensitize youth about the importance of having a professionalized Art industry in Rwanda.

According to WDA’s Jerome Gasana, the Art industry is a sector that can speed up economic development and society transformation.

This campaign is based on the partnership established between WDA and the Rwanda Arts Initiative (RAI), leading to joint and coordinated efforts to develop and professionalize skills within the art industry through technical and vocational training.

The campaign which will be conducted towards the end of January will involve WDA and RAI covering the four provinces and Kigali city where ideas will be consolidated on January 30.

The campaign is expected to see that Rwanda’s art industry moves towards a comprehensive and articulated education system that leads to targeted and strategic skills development through Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system as well as hands on skills exposure.

“Due to the fact that some talents remain un noticed, there is need to support the youth who strive to show what they can,” said Gasana.

Awareness on art industry has been identified as dynamic and innovative sectors to diversify economy and achieve socio-economic welfare.