There is one fundamental idea behind all projects of Sangira: Vocational training and professional education – a practical knowledge transfer from Switzerland to Rwanda. Sangira wants to motivate young residents to start their professional life right where they live and to lay ground for a prosperous living out of poverty in their home country.


Bobito Masanga’s family inherited three plots of land of about eight hectares near lake Kivu.

In memory of his father, Bobito wishes this land to be transformed into a site for vocational training, with vocational schooling facilities for horticulture and carpentry, as well as by building an eco-lodge hotel school that offers professional training with priority for Rwandan women.


Sangira offers practical vocational training in the professions hospitality service, cooking, housekeeping, reception, gardening and carpentry.


We follow the Rwandan curricula, but shorten the training and adapt it to the needs of the local population. In addition, we cooperate with local providers in theoretical training.

In a further step, the three- and four-year official vocational training (dual track TVET) of the state will be introduced through cooperation with partners, leading to an official Rwandan certificate of traineeship.

Vocational school teachers are recruited locally. The vocational school maintains close contact with local companies to secure jobs for the graduates or there are corresponding connections to the professional world.


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