Programs that teach leadership and economic skills can change a life.
Eighteen-year-old Solange Ntibuzandiza dropped out of school after experiencing a series of life challenges, including the death of both her parents and, later, of the grandmother who raised her. She felt hopeless about her future.
But enrolling in the USAID Huguka Dukore Akaze Kanoze (HDAK) project has given Ntibuzandiza a second chance. Through HDAK, she and other out-of-school youth are getting access to opportunities to develop their workforce skills, personal development plans, and financial management abilities.
“From the training, my hopes are restored, and I know that I have a bright future,” she says.
In this video, A Spark of Change, Ntibuzandiza shares how she is using the leadership, communication, and entrepreneurship skills she learned through HDAK to build a better life for herself and contribute to her community.