Workforce development program
MARCEGAGLIA TVET SCHOOL
Recently, the government’s increasing focus to improving access and quality of basic education has resulted in a large increase of enrollment rates of young students across the country. Past progress has allowed the government to expand its focus to post-basic education and training (PBET). This is not to say that the government’s agenda in basic education is complete, and improving the quality will require continuing attention in the short- to medium term. Nonetheless, the expansion of the government’s focus to include PBET is justified for two main reasons.
In the 2019-2020 action plan, we initiated a local pilot tailoring school with 30 students. Through this pilot program FMO realized that it would be beneficial to increase the variety of skills being taught. From past years, FMO has been allocating a part of its annual budget to enroll PBET students from Bugesera District to pursue Technical and Vocational Education Training certificates nationwide. 148 scholars have been supported through this program and have done different trades such as hospitality management, automobile mechanics, hair dressing, tailoring, carpentry, domestic electrical installation, plumbing etc.
FMO therefore targets to construct a TVET Center in Bugesera district in the Rilima sector with six trades: plumbing, domestic electricity, welding, hairdressing, tailoring and masonry.
In addition brilliant students with University admissions will be supported to pursue university degrees (these are nurses, hospitality management etc).