Fawe national Coordinator Rwanda chapter Antonia Mutoro reminded scholars to put focus in their education but also to be successful in their projects, to become successful leaders.
Kigali, Friday 11th October,2019 : FAWE Rwanda concluded ‘Start and Improve Your Business (SYB) training’ which was organized by FAWE Rwanda in Partnership with MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program and delivered by BDF.
In her remarks, Antonia Mutoro, FAWE Rwanda National Coordinator, congratulated participants and urged Scholars to bear in mind that they have to succeed in both university education and projects. And she assured them that FAWE will be always there for them.
‘’We are closing five days of rigorous training on start your business and make it successful, bear in mind that you should focus on your education, but also focus on these projects ; so if you are successful in both you are a successful leader that is what leadership is about. Your effort matters, you should have to put in a lot of effort, who knows ? Maybe with the support of BDF and others you will have more projects to do ; That is just a beginning, so congratulations and FAWE will always be there for you, Rwanda will always be there for you ; just get on it and do it.’’- She said.
Angelique Nishimwe, MasterCard Foundation Scholar, said that before, she had no idea about how to run business successfully but after the training she is able to calculate the cost, marketing products and how to take care of customers.
“This training is very helpful, because it has improved my knowledge about running a business . Before I thought running a business is an easy thing, but know I knew how to calculate the cost, marketing my products and even I learned how to take care of customers.”
The First round of competitive submission of scholar’s projects has selected 16 projects and it is expected that on the end of training, participants will be able to develop their own business plans ; and have adequate understanding of starting a business of their dream.
The last phase was attended by five scholars who missed phase one due to exams’ calendar which collided with the training program. Trainees are MasterCard Foundation Scholars whose business projects were selected among the best.
The workshop was held at St. Vincent Pallotti Centre from 7th to 11th October, 2019. SEF was launched in March 2012 with an aim to broaden pathways for scholars and expand their capacity to exercise transformative leadership and giveback.