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Our AISLC Academy: Empowering People AND Benefitting the Environment

27 JANUARY 2023

Kicking off 2023 With Incredible Achievements!

Our AISLC Academy certainly started the new year off on fantastic footing: a total of nine graduates received their NOCN-accredited NVQ certificates – a first for the newly-established TVET training centre. 

The qualification received was the “NOCN_CSkills Award: Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Using Off-Site Manufactured Assemblies – Cold Formed Steel Frame (Assembly/Erection).” Recipients (pictured right) included three assessors and six trainees.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the deserving students, and also to the Academy staff who have worked so diligently to achieve this important milestone. The AISLC Academy will continue this year in its efforts to train, qualify and empower more students.

Our first NVQ Certificate recipients!

Clockwise from top-left: Assessors: Fred Muvunyi, Ange Divine Numukobwa and Eric Jean Marie Nsanzinshuti; Trainees: Christian Niyonkuru; Laetitia Mucyo; Emmanuel Kwihangana; Theoneste Muhire; Jean Louis Segoe Ishimwe; Binet Cesar Ndikumana.

AISLC Academy students working on-site.

Empowering More People

Along with providing its regular training programme (read more here), the AISLC Academy is also currently providing a 6-week “crash course”, through which students are trained in the basics of on-site light steel frame construction; this allows them to work on site at ADHI Rwanda project sites and earn an income (throughout their training period and after). 

A key focus of the Academy from its inception has been women-empowerment. To this end, a minimum of 25% of all trainees are women, and we always encourage more ladies to apply and enroll! 

Find out about enrollment here.

Climate Change ACTION

Not only is the AISLC Academy empowering individuals, it is also taking action to minimise climate change. 

The materials and construction methods taught at the Academy are sustainable and environmentally-friendly:

  • Less embodied energy in materials, to decrease CO2 emissions;
  • Pre-cut and assembled light steel frames allow for 2% (or less) on-site waste;
  • Construction materials are manufactured on-site and are lightweight – drastic reduction in transport of materials required; 
  • No timber required for the construction process or for materials;
  • Foundations are constructed using formworks made from recycled plastic.

Visit our Youtube channel to find out more about the ADHI Rwanda green building solution

AISLC Academy students are trained in innovative light steel frame construction. Pictured here: students at the Bwiza Riverside Estate, building green-certified homes.

Read about ADHI Rwanda’s EDGE-certifications here.