TUBEHO NEZA project helps its beneficiaries live a healthy life

In order to continue helping its beneficiaries take care of their own hygiene, COFORWA, in collaboration with MEDICUS MUNDI, implemented a project called TUBEHO NEZA. This project aims to help take care of hygiene and sanitation for 389 women who are in hygiene and sanitation groups in 7 Sectors of Kamonyi District. In particular, this project helps these women to take care of the cleanliness of their homes, food and drinks, clothes, and toilets. In this project, these women were helped to make soap, toilet covers known as "san plat", ropes to hang clothes, etc. The beneficiaries of this project say that it has helped them to have a better life, and that their economy has increased because of their soap business. MUKANTAGANZWA Bernadette says that this project has helped her a lot, because it has enabled her to take care of her family's hygiene, and that the time they used to spend going to medical care is now being used to improve their economy. On the other hand, NYIRAHABINEZA Claudine from the Duharanire Ubuzima GATWA cooperative in the NGAMBA sector, also expressed that the TUBEHO NEZA project made her live a healthy life. NYIRAHABINEZA reveals that TUBE NEZA project has enabled him to acquire the skills to clean the house, wash his hands, and drink boiled water.

Saint Sylvan TSS, a technical secondary school founded by COFORWA

In 2014, COFORWA in collaboration with the Ministry of Education/MINEDUC established a model vocational and technical school, Saint Sylvan Technical Secondary School. This school is located at the headquarters of COFORWA in Kibangu Sector, MUHANGA District with 438 students studying in 4 options namely: Construction option, Land Surveying and Roads, Electricity, and option of renewable energy. COFORWA established this school in order to continue its mission of teaching young people practical skills as it has continued to do for 50 years since it was founded by Father Sylvain Bourguet. The aim of this school is to provide high quality education with competent teachers and modern facilities. The director of Saint Sylvan TSS, RUKUNDO Norbert, says that this school aims to improve skills as one of the goals of the Ministry of Education, and that as a technical school with modern equipments and qualified teachers, most of its students immediately get a job after completing their studies. Those who did not get a job also go to study in universities here in the country in the IPRCs and outside. Saint Sylvan TSS students including INGABIRE Cynthia, who is studying in the construction option, and UWANYIRIGIRA Pacific who is studying Land Surveying and Roads, show that they are happy with the quality knowledge they are receiving and they are confident that it will be useful in their future life. Until now this school accepts private students, and others who are sent by the government.