AKAZI KANOZE is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC).
USAID/Rwanda's goal is to increase economic growth and improve well-being in Rwanda. Its objectives are Increased Use of Community Health Services, Including HIV/AIDS, Expanded Economic Opportunities in Rural Areas, and Improved Governance Through Increased Citizen Participation.
Education Development Center, Inc.
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) is a global non-profit organization that designs, delivers, and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world's most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Working with public- and private sector partners, it harnesses the power of people and systems to improve education, health promotion and care, workforce preparation, communications technologies, and civic engagement.
Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)' goal in Rwanda is to contribute to a peaceful and productive society through development programs and Peacebuilding activities.
In collaboration with EDC - Akazi Kanoze, CRS implements the Savings and Internal Lending groups (SILC) initiative among Akazi Kanoze work readiness training graduates. Last year, 100 youth were enrolled in SILC activities, and many more are expected to be trained this year.
Mentored and coached by CRS, these youth conduct savings in groups with intention to get loans, which will help them to start small businesses.
Academy for Educational Development (AED)
Academy for Educational Development (AED) is a nonprofit organization working globally to improve education, health, civil society and economic development—the foundation of thriving societies.
AED implemented the Community Youth Mapping which is CYM is a youth led data collection strategy designed to equip youth with hands on competitive work skills and provide employment experience.
Activities in this regard focus on training and empowering youth of all backgrounds and skill levels to identify, analyze, and develop community-based recommendations that address livelihood opportunities for themselves and their peers.
EcoVentures International (EVI)
EcoVentures International (EVI) is a non-profit organization launched in 2002 by a social change-maker who realized its need during the United Nations' World Summit on Sustainable Development in South Africa.
With regards to Akazi Kanoze project, EVI developed module 7 and 8 of the Work Readiness Curriculum, and organized a workshop on Market Development Strategies for Akazi Kanoze Implementing Partners and 14 technical and vocational training schools and technical secondary schools.
The Market Development Strategies Workshop covered central concepts needed to deliver market-led projects and services for youth livelihood, workforce development and entrepreneurship programs.
Search for Common Ground
Founded in 1982, Search for Common Ground (SFCG) works to transform the way the world deals with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem solving.
SFCG helps in putting some of the content of the work readiness curriculum on radio, through a soap opera.