One problem in many developing countries is that vocational schools focus on theory to a great extent. In Rwanda, it was established, for example, that the majority of graduates cannot find a job because of their lack of practical skills. Here, bfz took on the task, on behalf of the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (gtz), of combining the training courses that were offered with internships in companies.
All the relevant processes were developed and enhanced in the field: from the contract with the companies and insurance and payment to support for the interns and companies.
The state vocational school ETO Gitarama acted as a local partner here. Its teachers and employees were also instructed in the new processes and were able to take on the practical unit management themselves as early as the second year after its introduction.
Contact: Martin Wahl