Summary: Akazi Kanoze is a youth livelihood program that works to improve youth access to employment opportunities by creating effective linkages between youth, the Rwandan economy and the public and private sectors. --- Launched in 2009, Akazi Kanoze (AK) is funded by USAID and is implemented by the Education Development Center Inc. (EDC) The program works in collaboration with multiple local and international partners that are spread out across Rwanda. AK’s work readiness/soft skills training program is targeted to Rwandan youth aged 14-24. In rural areas, however, the program caters to participants as old as 35 years of age. Program participants range from youth that have dropped out of school as early as grade four to university gr...
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Description of Scale and Reach
Over 45 local implementing Partners, including over 10 non subgrantees Curriculum embedded in TVET system curricula and implemented in 15 TVET schools Moved from urban to urban and rural settings Close to 18,000 youth served (instead of 12,500 originally planned)