Every year, Rwanda Rise's Hope Vocational Training Center equips hundreds of students with real skills.
EIGHT PROGRAMS, ONE COMMUNITY
Our students gain an entrepreneurial mindset they take with them for the rest of their lives.
By learning a marketable trade, graduates of Hope Vocational Training Center earn a sustainable living wage. It only takes one year of intensive study to earn a certificate in one of our five programs. Upon graduation, 90% of our students find employment in their field of study. Not only does this provide a restored sense of dignity and worth, it provides continuous positive benefits to their families and communities. Each individual success story contributes in its own way to the mission of Rwanda Rise.
Our model of giving a hand up, not a hand out means our supporters receive a high philanthropic ROI.
MONTHLY EARNING POTENTIAL
(AVERAGE STUDENT INCOME VS. RWANDA RISE GRADUATE INCOME)
Average Student Income
A small financial investment can transform the life of a young person in Rwanda. It costs only $60 a month to provide the opportunity for a student to earn a one-year certificate and internship that will transform their life. The return on investment is new hope, confidence, and a lifetime of income for a young person in Rwanda. Our program is especially impactful to the lives of Rwandan women, who are 25% more likely to work low-paying agricultural jobs (due to lack of trade skills) than Rwandan men. These jobs might pay less than $2 per day whereas skilled labor can increase that amount by 5x or more.
Empowering Women in the Developing World
Rwanda Rise has been recognized by the Rwandan government as one of the nation’s top organizations furthering women's empowerment.
70% of our students are women. Upon graduation some female graduates return to their villages, start businesses and employ their neighbors, or continue the next level of education. These women serve on Village Councils and become role models for the young girls growing up.
First Lady Jeannette Kagame (center, first row), honoring Rwanda Rise and other organizations for empowering women.