The Signing Ceremony for the project of “Sustainable Youth Employment through Road Improvement taking Locally Available Material Based Approach (3rd Phase)”

Speech by Ambassador
Speech by Representative of CORE
On February 24, H.E. Mr. Masahiro IMAI and Yuko YOKOMIZO(CHIBA), Project Coordinator for Community Road Empowerment (CORE), signed a grant contract for the project of “Sustainable Youth Employment through Road Improvement using Locally Available Material Based Approach (3rd Phase)”. Under the contract, the Embassy of Japan will provide up to USD 288,566.
Exchange of the grant contracts
Group Photo
The objective of this project is to improve feeder roads conditions through transferring practical methods of road repair to youth groups in order to stimulate their self-reliance. The main activities of the project are 1) to transfer road repair skills to youth groups with on-site road repair trainings using Do-nou (a gunny bag filled with soils) technology, and 2) to establish cooperatives to increase non-agricultural employment opportunities for the youth.
CORE instructed 160 young people in Gakenke, Rulindo, Nyamasheke, and Rusizi districts in the first phase and about 200 youth in Rutsiro, Nyamagabe, Nyaruguru, and Ruhango districts in the second phase. In the third phase, youth Rwandans in Ngororero, Rubavu and Kirehe districts will undergo training.
Ambassador IMAI said “I am delighted to continue the cooperation with CORE. Good road conditions are essential for various activities including business, education, and medical services thereby the project will highly contribute to improve the well-being of the local population in many ways.”
Ms. YOKOMIZO said “we are pleased to receive support from the Embassy of Japan. CORE has been working in 27 countries and engaged in community development and job creation through trainings of young people in improving and maintaining roads”.