504 Rwandan Girls supported by FAWE Rwanda under the MasterCard foundation scholars’ program(MCF) were gathered for a two days’ workshop on career sharing session.
As part of career guidance and counselling Project, from 15th to 16th April 2019,FAWE Rwanda organized a workshop that aimed at conducting career sessions and university orientation to its 504 scholars who recently graduated from high school. With the support of mentors, Scholars were helped in self-discovery by doing a career assessment test and discovered their interests, aspirations, aptitude, personality, and realities, which guided them to the career choice they can pursue. In this workshop, Career guidance specialists from the University of Rwanda and INES Ruhengeri were present and they intervened by informing scholars about faculties available at their universities, requirements for admission and guidance on what to pursue at the university according to the field of career choice.
It was a very successful and memorable workshop to scholars as they performed many activities such as career assessment, career-related questions, career guidance, debates, moral boots, and inspirational talks from different mentors.
“I was confused and had no direction about what I should study at University but after joining the career guidance and counselling workshop I discovered myself and how to go with my career” said Liliane Umutoni, a FAWE/MCF scholar who recently graduated from FAWE Girls school Gahini.
“In my nature, I like taking care of people who are sick, and when I was doing my career assessment test, I discovered that the results show what I really want to be.“added Umutoniwase Monique a FAWE/MCF who recently graduated from ESC Byimana.
“My passion is to become an engineer, but I was confused on how to go for it, but thanks to this workshop and through the self-assessment and inspirational talks I discovered how I can go towards my career path” further said Emmerance Igihozo, a FAWE/MCF scholar who recently graduated from FAWE Girls School Gisozi.
In her closing remarks, Dr Kathy Kantengwa,the FAWE RWANDA National Coordinator urged the scholars to aim high in their studies and even reach PHD. She advised them to choose well what fits in their abilities, so that their dreams become true. She finally recommended them to do proper planning by setting clear goals and targets in their life.
Career guidance and counselling is project sponsored by MasterCard foundation scholars’ program, that aims at supporting Rwandan girls on FAWE Rwanda /MasterCard foundation scholarship in making informed and impactful career choices within industries that practice corporate and social responsibility.