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September 22, 2020

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

Salesians of Don Bosco-Africa of the Great Lakes (Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda)

Huye District Mayor commends Salesians’ Role in TVET Education

The Mayor of Huye District Mr. Ange Sebutege has paid a visit to Don Bosco Rango Technical and Vocational Training School to get information concerning the construction project of the school’s building that will host students of Culinary Arts and Hairdressing department.

Mr. Sebutege was received by Father Jean Pierre TURABANYE, the Director of Don Bosco Rango TVET School.

The building which is under construction was financed by the Germany Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development through Don Bosco Mondo which also distributed the financial support via Don Bosco Tech Africa as a coordinating body of all the Salesian Technical Schools in Africa and Madagascar.

In a Telephone Interview, the District’s Mayor Mr. Ange Sebutege revealed to the Salesian’s provincial Media Officer that his visit was in line with regular visit to development infrastructures in the district, however, he said, “this was also an opportunity to thank the development partners for their contribution to the district’s development.”

He said that “having the Don Bosco TVET School in Tumba sector (Rango) is a big contribution to the technical Education programme since many young people get needed technical skills that help them to make a living.”

Mr. Sebutege explained that the Government of Rwanda has envisioned that by 2024, each sector in Rwanda will have a TVET School capable of offering quality TVET Programmes.

He commends the contribution of the Salesians to the TVET sector adding that “Every year more than 60 students graduate from DB Rango TVET school and they are able to create their own jobs.”

“This project has employed some people which is also an additional role in the development of the district and especially to residents of Tumba Sector” He noted

Salesians of Don Bosco in Rwanda are known in the Technical Education sector where they provide training to young people and especially those from poor families.

Currently they have three TVET Schools in Rwanda specifically in Gikomero (Gasabo District), Gatenga (Kicukiro District) and Rango (Huye District).

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