KCB Rwanda in partnership with the National Youth Council has launched a youth scholarship program named ‘KCB Igire’ in which 100 youth will receive intensive vocational training. The program is sponsored by the KCB foundation.

The launch follows the signing of an MoU between KCB Bank Rwanda and the National Youth Council tenter a collaboration with the aim of turning youth into job creators and increase their employability.

The KCB Foundation made available Rwf 45 million to provide six months of accelerated training in culinary arts, domestic electrical installation and ICT to 100 selected youth. The disciplines were identified as crucial to fill the skills gap in the country as well as according to the personal preference of the applicants.

The program’s launch held at IPRC Kicukiro campus was presided over by the Minister of Youth Rosemary Mbabazi, the executive secretary of the National Youth Council Robert Mwesigwa, the principals of IPRC Huye, Ngoma and Kigali, KCB staff and the selected candidates.

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