Skills and employment for young people with disabilities – Rwanda

Rwanda Action

Rwanda Action supports  vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to build the knowledge and skills to create a better future.



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1 year

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What is Co-Funding?

Co-funding with the ALMT allows individuals, other Trusts and Foundations, and Companies to contribute funds directly to individual, vetted and approved, project partnerships. With fifteen years of experience awarding grants and working in partnership with children’s organisations around the world, the ALMT is best placed to support you in your philanthropy.

In poor, rural areas of Rwanda, disability is not well understood. Even if children with a disability are able to complete school they find it almost impossible to find paid employment and hence a route to independence

Rwanda Action built the Alivera Village in Ntendezi in 2022 to give young people with disabilities invaluable skills and work experience prior to helping them to find employment or setting up their own enterprise projects. It includes two residential blocks five workshops, four shops, a cafe and a small farm and demonstration kitchen garden. The village provides young people with disabilities with opportunities to learn skills such as shoe-making, card-making, tailoring, knitting, hairdressing, catering, office services, farming and gardening.

This grant will enable Rwanda Action to continue to support young people as it moves further towards its goal of self-sustainability, increasing income at the cafe and attracting around 1000 visitors during the year.

“I congratulate Rwanda Action for this wonderful initiative and the quality of assistance provided to young boys and ladies with disabilities but very able when capacitated with skill and knowledge, but especially with kindness and love with you to grow. 

Nkurunziza Innocent, Member of Senate of Rwanda

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