June 17, 2024

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UGHE graduates Butaro Community Members trained on businesses and entrepreneurship

The University of Global Health Equity has graduated Butaro community members who were trained on improving their businesses and entrepreneurship skills in partnership with Inkomoko Entrepreneur Development

Inkomoko supports entrepreneurs in Rwanda with advice on how to grow their businesses and create jobs.

The Executive Secretary of Butaro sector, Faustin Kayitsinga thanks UGHE and Inkomoko for their support in entrepreneurship skills development and says that the local leadership will continue to put more effort to ensure skills acquired benefit the entire community.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony which took place on Wednesday, 23rd March 2022, Helle Dahl Rasmussen, Director, Business Growth Services at Inkomoko said “Customers are essential for business growth. We appreciate that you have been equipped with the skills and knowledge to be able to provide excellent services to your customers”

In his testimony, Telesphore Mugabo, one of the trained members said that “Entrepreneurship training provided by UGHE in collaboration with Inkomoko assisted me in growing my business.”

He added that he has learned how to save money and now has access to loans.

“Our company won a tender with UGHE Butaro campus and is now supplying various goods.” Mr. Mugabo testfies.

Speaking on behalf of the Mayor of Burera District, Mr. Hakizayezu Pierre Damien appreciated the fact that UGHE is in their region noting that “It is unusual for a global university like UGHE to be located in rural settings. The District is working and will continue to work with the university to effect change”

Since its inception, UGHE has continued to highlight the uniqueness of its Educational Services in addition to continuing its efforts to improve public health.

“We are glad that among 50 people that were trained, 31 of them are women which aligns with UGHE efforts to promote gender equity” said Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administrative and Financial Affairs, Rogers Muragije.

He added that “”UGHE continues to work with the Butaro community in different areas including business & entrepreneurship to enhance their businesses, create jobs, and contribute to economic development”

The UGHE’s entrepreneurship training program in partnership with Inkomoko aimed to tackle the skill gap among the local businesses and cooperatives in Butaro with its concrete package in three phases: training, coaching/consultation, and access to loans provided by Inkomoko.

The Program helped the beneficiaries build their practical knowledge and entrepreneurial competency in various business practices.

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