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ASID will help future learners to get employment after studies whatever they will have studied by teaching them.

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ASID is a vocational and technical School located at Kamembe , Rusizi district, in  Western province, Rwanda. It has a mission to better prepare all learners for the qualitative education for tomorrow by teaching them different applicable skills in the program called " local innovative industries" with entrepreneurship and help them to form companies and cooperatives at the end of their courses. This will contribute to the social economic transformation of the people of Africa especially those who live nearby the school. ASID targets youth who finish the secondary school education, university graduates who are unemployed but who are willing to learn vocational and technical courses to make small manufacturing and technical industries,  youth and adults who have dropped out of their university studies for any reason but who are today willing to be trained in any vocational and technical work.  In addition the existing vocational and Technical schools are not able to satisfy current demand. Mostly, there are youth who finished secondary schools and universities who have no Jobs. Our school will help those performing students, to be employed in school workshops after graduation and the school will search for the market of the products they are doing in order to pay them monthly. The market will be searched worldwide.

Who is your idea designed for and how does it reimagine higher education to support the needs of tomorrow?

Unemployed secondary school graduates, unemployed university graduates and dropped out university students. ASID will help them to learn different vocation and technical pieces of work with entrepreneurship and then form their own companies and cooperatives after graduation. This will be a pre- requirement to join the school. Therefor, everyone of them will get employment.

This idea emerged from:

  • A group brainstorm

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

I will study from successful entrepreneurs . i would like coaching and facilitation

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

Just is prototyping my service and products. I once tried and find that it is very loved

Tell us about your work experience:

I worked with DOT Rwanda as START UP! AND BUSINESS FACILITATOR. I also worked as a professional intern in AJPRODHO-JIJUKIRWA providing legal aid.


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Hi Kate Rushton, I really appreciate how much you encourage me. Really, this school will transform African lives in regard to employment and economic growth. My model is a good model for future learners, so if you want to know more about it and talk more with me, you can write to me by email and talk more. my email address is

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Hi Abraham,

This sounds like a great school. How far along is the idea of the school? Could a similar model be used for other locations e.g. the USA?

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