Some of the youth from the Historically Marginalized families in Kagina cell in Runda sector of Kamonyi District that graduated from technical studies are calling upon their fellow youth to get away from traditional pottery and try different things.
These children are under financial support from the Ministry of Local Governments (MINALOC) to study technical skills.
MINALOC supports children from historically marginalized families who did not get a chance to go school or who dropped out of school without completing their studies.
They are also given work equipment to start work after graduating to work and move towards development like all Rwandans.
The youth in Kagina cell who recently graduated from tailoring and construction in Kinazi Technical School in Ruhango district are now working and intend to sensitize their fellows to take up other skills other than pottery.
Djamila Batamuriza who graduated in construction says she had stopped in Primary Six before taking up technical studies. “I used to help my parents in pottery our traditional work which is tiresome and has no profits at all.”
For Jeannine Uwase who graduated in tailoring says the youth should learn to accept changes and take on new skills for them to develop along all Rwandans.
“Youth especially the Historically Marginalized need to know that even after dropping out of school one can learn skills that are developmental” she says.
For Bonavanture Kayiranga the officer in charge of social affairs in Runda sector, the government decided on helping the families of the historically marginalized for them to be part of the developing Rwanda so they should make use of.
The MINALOC provides youth with means to study technical skills as well as working equipment to start working as soon as they graduate.