Mwogo Development Plan, Rugunga Cell, Bugesera District, Rwanda

Initiating improvements to reduce poverty with focus on skills training for vulnerable youth

Mwogo lies in the Eastern Province, looking down on Nyabarongo wetlands, with Kigali City in the distance. It’s recorded that the district of Bugesera lost half its population during the massacres of the 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi.

Mwogo is one of the poorest rural areas of Rwanda. 30% of the population are living in extreme poverty.

Villagers survive by subsistence farming on poor quality soil and historically Bugesera district is one of the country’s worst areas for severe annual droughts.

PF assessment meetings with District & Local Government Authorities and local communities revealed their priority is providing opportunities for their youth to gain income earning skills.

Investing in youth by giving them the chance to learn employment skills is a key element in tackling poverty in Rwanda. Vocational Training is a vital driver of economic growth.