Involving the community in education for urban life skills for sustainable livelihood in a resource deprived context in Kigali 

Based on challenges of collaboration between community and school, this project seeks to determine strategies of enhancing community-school collaborations for the TVET programs with focus on Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) schools located in the informal urban settlements and slums in Rwanda. For that, the project intends to work with Busy Bee Foundation School (BBFS), which provides a TVET program of three to six months.

The proposed methodology consists in creation of a Forum for Community Skills Development (FCSD) composed by the school community members. The FCSD is expected to collaborate with the Busy Bee Foundation School in establishing the content for the module of transferable skills for the youth and young adults. The project proposes to collect data through interviews with FCSD members, BBFS leaders and BBFS trainees in order to elaborate guidelines for community capacity strengthening to enabling community-school collaboration in TVET programs and a training manual for transferable skills for the youth and young adults living in a resource-deprived urban context.

Introducing the project team (from right to left): Dr Dieudonne Uwizeye (PI), Ms Furaha K. Berthe (Co-I and Coordinator for MEL), Mr Yves Tuzahirwa (Project RA), Dr Nkurayija Jean de la Croix (Co-I and Coordinator for community engagement)

More information about the project

Key Themes:
Sustainable Livelihoods
Location: rwanda
Principal Investigator: Dieudonne Uwizeye
Co-Investigators: Furaha Berthe Kyakinwa, Jean de la Croix Nkurayija, Yves Tuzahirwa
Host Organisation: University of Rwanda
Partners: Busy Bees Foundation, Busy Bees Foundation School
Duration: 12 months