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SOLIDWORKS in Rwanda: Part One

SOLIDWORKS in Rwanda: Part One

Written by David

June 7, 2019

For the past thirteen years, Dassault Sytemes has been helping to create a brighter future for the youth of Rwanda. What started with a visit by Rwanda’s president, H.E. Paul Kagame, to DS SOLIDWORKS headquarters in 2006, has grown over the years into a program to donate SOLIDWORKS software for the education of Rwandan students, to provide volunteer curriculum development and training for both teachers and students, as well as to donate workstations for students at several high schools and colleges. In 2009, President Kagame introduced Rwanda’s Nine Year Basic Education Program (9YBE), which offers six years of primary and three years of secondary education to all children. Before the program was introduced, many children could not access education. Today, 97 percent of Rwandan boys and 98 percent of Rwandan girls are enrolled in primary school, which are the highest enrollment rates in Central Africa. One of the top […]


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