This report summarizes the lessons learned and methodology developed in establishing work-based learning (WBL) in Rwandan schools. This work was done as part of Akazi Kanoze 2 (AK2) project to help participants access real, hands-on experience where they could practice and demonstrate the skills that employers have indicated they want most. These include soft skills such as communication, time management, and collaboration, as well as practical work experience.
Over the course of AK2 , EDC developed a comprehensive WBL curriculum that, in its first year on implementation, showed promising results. This report traces the journey toward an effective WBL curriculum using lessons learned through project implementation and qualitative research.