Learn shoemaking online
& unlock your potential.

we are a digital learning platform training the young
people of Rwanda in shoemaking and entrepreneurship skills.

About Hatua

platform, as the pioneering e-learning Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) provider in Rwanda, empowers youth to engage in virtual learning environments while simultaneously gaining practical industry experience in their local communities.

One of our core objectives is to create an accessible learning platform that specifically supports women in acquiring essential skills. To date, we have successfully trained over 1,200 young individuals, with an impressive 70% of them being women. Notably, 10 of our graduates have already established micro-businesses, while 50% have secured employment within the creative industry.

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The benefits

DIGITAL LEARNING


Flexibility of learning in your own language, when and where you want

ONLINE COMMUNITY


Frequent check-ins and chances to connect with a learning buddy

CERTIFICATION

Become a certified shoe maker securing job and business opportunities

EMPOWERING WOMEN


we are a female-led organisation, encouraging women in Rwanda to become their own bosses

How it works ↓

  • and go through our short selection process
  • by receiving your toolkit, and gaining access to your modules
  • In a virtual environment and track your progress across your learning journey
  • In one of our partner's shoe production facilities close to you
  • and present what you have learnt by showcasing your shoe design process.
  • You have graduated.

The statistics

1200

Trainees graduated

70%

Women graduates

10

Employers

30

Business owners

80%

Employed

Testimonials

Throughout my journey with Hatua program, I have been amazed by the process of making shoes and everything I've learned so far. It's been an incredible experience, and I am proud of myself for pursuing my passion for creating wonderful shoes.

The program has not only taught me valuable skills but also boosted my confidence in my abilities as a young girl. I am grateful for this opportunity and excited about what the future holds for me in the world of shoemaking.

~ Tuyizere Yvonne

At first, it was challenging to learn the craft, especially without a high school background. But the support and guidance provided by the Hatua program made all the difference. They believed in me and helped me develop the necessary skills to create shoes.

This newfound skill not only gave me a sense of accomplishment but also transformed my self-identity from being jobless to proudly calling myself an employee.

~ Niyonkuru Diedonne

Embracing my disability, I made a conscious decision to rise above any limitations and join the transformative Hatua program. Through this program, I delved into the world of show-making and honed valuable soft skills that have been instrumental in shaping my future.

The Hatua program's dedication to empowering women is truly remarkable, and what's even more heartening is its unwavering support for people with disabilities like myself. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities they have provided, which have not only enriched my life but have also enabled me to make a difference.

~ Ingabire Diane

Before joining the Hatua program, I had no experience using shoe-making tools. However, thanks to their guidance and support, I have not only mastered the use of these tools but also improved my overall shoe-making skills.

Moreover, the program has helped me gain the confidence to speak in front of large audiences. I am truly grateful for the positive impact Hatua has had on my personal growth!

~ Habanushaka Jean de Dieu

Testimonials

Throughout my journey with Hatua program, I have been amazed by the process of making shoes and everything I've learned so far. It's been an incredible experience, and I am proud of myself for pursuing my passion for creating wonderful shoes.

The program has not only taught me valuable skills but also boosted my confidence in my abilities as a young girl. I am grateful for this opportunity and excited about what the future holds for me in the world of shoemaking.

~ Tuyizere Yvonne

At first, it was challenging to learn the craft, especially without a high school background. But the support and guidance provided by the Hatua program made all the difference. They believed in me and helped me develop the necessary skills to create shoes.

This newfound skill not only gave me a sense of accomplishment but also transformed my self-identity from being jobless to proudly calling myself an employee.

~ Niyonkuru Diedonne

Embracing my disability, I made a conscious decision to rise above any limitations and join the transformative Hatua program. Through this program, I delved into the world of show-making and honed valuable soft skills that have been instrumental in shaping my future.

The Hatua program's dedication to empowering women is truly remarkable, and what's even more heartening is its unwavering support for people with disabilities like myself. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities they have provided, which have not only enriched my life but have also enabled me to make a difference.

~ Ingabire Diane

Before joining the Hatua program, I had no experience using shoe-making tools. However, thanks to their guidance and support, I have not only mastered the use of these tools but also improved my overall shoe-making skills.

Moreover, the program has helped me gain the confidence to speak in front of large audiences. I am truly grateful for the positive impact Hatua has had on my personal growth!

~ Habanushaka Jean de Dieu

Our packages

Standard

rwf 15,000/ month

  • Access to the platform
  • Practical training at local facilities
  • We recommend local suppliers of tools & materials

Plus

rwf 20,000/ month


  • Access to the standard package
  • starter kit of materials
  • We recommend local suppliers of tools

Premium

rwf 30,000/ month

  • Access to the plus package
  • Starter kit of tools and materials
  • We send you a shoe last worth rwf 15,000