Project Details


Rwanda has the goal to become a knowledge-based economy and upper-middle-income economy by 2030 and a high-income country by 2050 (National Strategy for Transformation). To achieve this goal the country requires a TVET sector that can equip the workforce to meet the 21st skills and employer’s demands.
However, many times the VET provision, both in relation to skills and in relation to the learning methods is not adequate for the 21st century skills and economy. Taking this into consideration, the general objective of the project is to initiate sustained educational transformation in TVET schools to incorporate emerging subject areas and innovative pedagogies to respond to the teaching and learning
practice demanded in the 21st century.
The project is aiming to achieve these objectives by introducing four emerging subject matter areas: digital technologies, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and creativity as well as two innovative pedagogies: design thinking in education and
Creative Thinking Labs, to support TVETs in Rwanda to become better prepared to develop 21st century skills in their graduates. The project
will organize workshops and training activities in order to support the professional development of TVET teachers in Rwanda (Region of
Butare) by developing core knowledge and competences about the 21st century competences and pedagogies and it will support teachers to design, develop, and try out 21st Century learning strategies and subject areas for their curriculum. It will also support TVET institutions to develop strategic plans at institutional level to continue the transformation process to become a 21st TVET school and foster the creation of a network between the local TVET schools in Butare and between TVETs and external actors such as industry.
At the same time, it will transfer the experience of these 3 VETs to other actors in national and regional level through the development of training material and an online course that will guide TVETs and teachers to incorporate creativity, sustainable development, entrepreneurship, digital technologies, and active learning in their curriculum.
Acronym21 Century TVET
Effective start/end date01/12/2330/12/26

Collaborative partners

  • VIA University College (lead)
  • Consufé
  • Edified Generation Rwanda
  • Rwabuye TVET School
  • Kabutare Technical Secondary School
  • Msgr. Mubiligi Catholic Technical Secondary School


  • learning, educational science and teaching
  • design thinking
  • creative thinking
  • 21st century skills
  • capacity building
  • VET providers
  • digital skills
  • entrepreneurship


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