Akazi Kanoze Access participated in the program launch of “Imbere Heza” or “Empowering Youth Livelihoods through Entrepreneurship”, which aims to support 2,000 entrepreneurs over the next two years. Partnering with Survivor’s Fund (SURF) and AERG, this DfiD-funded project will equip entrepreneurs with the Akazi Kanoze Work Readiness training, as well as preparations for starting an Income-Generating Activity (IGA). In addition, AKA is providing Training of Trainers, as well as assessment and certificate of the Akazi Kanoze program.
The Minister of MYICT, Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana, helped launch the program. He believes in solving unemployment through entrepreneurship, declaring, “Attitude is the difference between winners and losers…it’s about turning a challenge into an opportunity.” The 2,000 beneficiaries of the Imbere Heza program will become successful role models for other youth in Rwanda. By supporting youth in the Eastern and Southern provinces, the Imbere Heza program will impact the lives of more than 7,000 people who are dependents and employees of new businesses run by Imbere Heza youth.