The Ministry of Education has extended its support to an investor's ambitious plan of constructing 40,000 environmentally-friendly and affordable houses in Rwanda. The investor, ADHI Corporate Group, has been encouraged to continue transferring innovative and sustainable construction technology to the local population.
The ADHI TVET Academy in Kigali recently held a graduation ceremony for 110 students who underwent training as technicians in innovative and green construction technology, specifically using light steel frames. During this event, it was announced that ADHI Corporate Group intends to proceed with the construction of the targeted number of affordable houses. The establishment of the academy was a collaborative effort between the investor and the Rwandan government.
Minister of State in charge of ICT and TVET, Claudette Irere, emphasized the importance of construction investors contributing to workforce skill improvement through training and curriculum support. The investor responsible for affordable housing in Rwanda has successfully trained young Rwadians in new construction technology and provided them with employment opportunities. The government's pilot phase involved granting loans to students pursuing a one-year short course at the academy, with the intention of repayment once they secure jobs. If proven effective, this loan scheme will be expanded to further enhance skills development.
The academy offers certified programs by the National Open College Network (NOCN) of the United Kingdom (UK) at a fee of $3,329 for Rwandan students and $3,480 for international students. Eligibility requires completion of A2 level in TVET schools or Integrated Polytechnic Regional Colleges.
Hassan Adan Hassan, the Managing Director of ADHI-Rwanda, shared the company's goal of constructing 40,000 green affordable houses in Rwanda within the next 13 years. This initiative aims to make a positive impact on the Rwanda market, introducing technologies previously unavailable in the country's construction sector.