Korea grants Rwanda Coding Academy Frw 7.1 billion

Rwanda Coding Academy receives grant to facilitate its IT services and education [Image: courtesy]
Rwanda—Rwanda Coding Academy (RCA), a special model school incepted by the government of Rwanda has received Frw 7.1 billion support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

The Coding school teaches software development, embedded systems programming, and cyber security. The school is located in Nyabihu District, Western province.

KOICA signed the record of discussion (R/D) with the ministry of finance, economic planning, and the Rwandan Ministry for education for the implementation of the Rwanda Coding Academy (RCA) Capacity development project worth the US $7.1 million. The government of Rwanda will provide the counterpart funding of US$ 800,000 for the project, making the total; value of the project US $ 7.9 million.

It is an event that was virtually conducted, in observance of the current health measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and the R/D was signed by Dr. Uzzziel Ndagijimana, minister of finance and economic planning, Dr. Valentine Uwamariya, Minister of education, and Mr. Chon Gyong Shik, country director of KOICA Rwanda Office.

“We thank the government of the Republic of Korea for partnering with us in this important project to enhance software skills development in Rwanda. This support comes to boost our National Strategy for transformation pillar, with a focus on making Rwanda a globally competitive knowledge-based economy a regional ICT hub.”

“KOICA has three priority sectors in Rwanda, agriculture, education, and ICT, and this project cuts across the two important sectors, education and ICT,” said Mr. CHON Gyong Shik, country director of KOICA Rwanda office.

“As the main development agency of the Korean government, through this project, we will contribute to the GoR’s education and economic development plans as well as the achievements of SDG 4.”

RCA opened in 2019, benchmarking the model of Korea Software Meister High School, with the goal of developing competent software developers who can promote the industrial and economic development of Rwanda.