What options are there for a refugee student after secondary school? University is too expensive, and jobs are not guaranteed, even with a degree, and especially under the shadow of refugee status. But for many young refugees, the hope of having purpose and some sense of control over their life never truly dies.
And everyone deserves an opportunity to rise above their circumstances.
Rwanda has quality certificate and advanced degree schools around the country, similar to what we would call community college in America. These Integrated Polytechnic Regional Colleges (IPRC) offer short-term learning programs (3-12 months) in various technical skills, including advanced English learning and Entrepreneurship courses.
It is our goal to support 6-12 months of IPRC certification to any post-secondary Impact Hope students who demonstrate the desire and drive to pursue employment through vocational school. You can help!