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Kigali Leading TSS celebrates the graduation of the 8th cohort

Kigali Leading Technical Secondary School (TSS) has held its graduation ceremony for the 8th cohort, celebrating the achievements of 445 students who completed various programs in September of last year. The ceremony took place on Friday, February 16, 2024, in Kigali. Established in 2013, the school, located in Gitega Sector, Nyarugenge District, offers courses in culinary arts, tourism, software development, automobile mechanics, and food and beverage operations.

Among the graduates there are those who followed short courses and others in TVET program (level three, four and five), according to Tuyizere Alphonse, the Director of Kigali Leading Technical Secondary School.

As far as uniqueness as concerned, he says Kigali Leading Technical Secondary School works with local and international partners to give quality education.

They include schools from Netherlands, Mauritius and Canada where some students are transferred after secondary studies.

DUHAMIC-ADRI, a non-profit organization, is one of the local partners of the school for five year of support to students from vulnerable families, Bernard Harushyabana, its Igire Jyambere activity chief party, says.

“It’s a great pleasure to us because among the graduates; we have supported more than 80 students. We thank the school for supporting them in the journey of starting their own businesses.”

“As Igire Jyambere Activity, we provide our students with startup toolkit and today some of them are running their businesses. We urge Kigali Leading TSS to continue helping students so as they can be employed or self-employed,”, he reiterated.

Ingabire Liliane a graduate from tailoring department and a beneficiary of Igire Jyambere activity, expresses the heartfelt of its assistance.

Her group of 16 young women is working in Nyakabanda Sector, Nyarugenge District in the City of Kigali.

 “We are thankful to DUHAMIC ADRI which provided us with school fees during our short course program and tailoring materials that include 16 sewing machines, tables and chairs. We have saving groups and our activities are expanding on a daily basis,” she says.

Her colleague Tuyishimire Clarisse from Nyamirambo Sector, affirms that their lives have changed. “We were jobless before; some of us were street vendors who were struggling to find basic needs. Today I can afford them through income generation from tailoring activities and saving behavior.”

“DUHAMIC-ADRI did great job; they provided us the support we needed until we start our own businesses after finishing our lessons,” Ishimwe Brigitte, a graduate from Culinary Arts, adds on.

Igire-Jyambere Activity is implemented by DUHAMIC-ADRI in Nyarugenge and Muhanga Districts. Its interventions are aligned with the PEPFAR/USAID and Government of Rwanda strategies and priorities to support, protect and strengthen vulnerable children, adolescents, families and communities who are infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Its goal is to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children and their households and adolescent Girls and young women in high HIV burden districts in Rwanda.

During the fiscal year 2023, Igire Jyambere Activity enabled 442 students from 10 TVET Schools to complete a six-month technical vocational program and internship. The students specialized in tailoring, hairdressing, culinary arts, automobile mechanics, welding, electrics among others.

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