Since 2013, Kepler’s mission has been to create new pathways to employment for young people. In January 2021, Kepler expanded to Ethiopia with a pilot program to tackle Africa’s growing youth unemployment challenge. The Graduate Employment Program (GEP) was launched in collaboration with two TVETs (Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) institutions in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Kepler is committed to ensuring at least 25% of our student body are refugee learners. We are working to address both the disparity in access to higher education for marginalized populations as well as the inequities in post-graduate employment opportunities. Kepler tackles these complex problems through a holistic approach that supports students from vulnerable backgrounds at every step on the path from post-secondary to economic mobility and community leadership.
Over the last years, Kepler has been reflecting on how to further contextualize its degrees while increasing its impact within Rwanda and Africa. Drawing from our experience and successes, particularly in terms of meeting the demands of the local labor market, we are launching Kepler College in Rwanda with a first accredited Bachelor’s degree in project management. Kepler College will allow us to provide tailored bachelor’s and master’s degrees to more young people with real time updates to curriculum to respond to the changing world of work.