Albert started an apprenticeship

Having trained as a hairdresser, Albert has finally found work in a salon

Albert is deaf and is the eldest of six children, brought up in a very poor family. Rwanda Action supported him through school and his chosen training in hairdressing. He graduated just before the pandemic put the country into lockdown and has struggled to find work in this area.

Undeterred, Albert started work at the tea plantation so that he did not have to depend on his parents. He proved to be a hard worker and quickly doubled his starting salary. Having bought some smart clothes and shoes, he began saving to buy a cow and when we visited him, he had already saved three quarters of the price.

Felix, the manager of the Alivera Centre supported Albert in his negotiations with a salon owner who recognised his talents and he has now started an apprenticeship. We hope that after six months, he will be offered a permanent job at the salon. Albert looks really smart and confident and is enjoying working with clients. We are very proud of his achievements and how he has used his abilities and a positive attitude to develop skills. We wish him well in his chosen career.

Albert working in the hairdressing salon