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90 youth go for YouthConnekt Award

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Monday, December 16, 2013 

90 youth go for YouthConnekt Award

Motivation: A youth addressing colleagues at a YouthConnekt Awards boot camp

KIGALI, RWANDA - Ninety young attended a boot camp organised to motivate and support business models. The event was organized by DOT Rwanda in conjunction with Technoserve.

The boot camp which took place at the Red Cross headquaters in Kacyiru sought to empower the youth with innovative entrepreneurship ideas. 

Maarifa Ndekezi, DOT Rwanda Learning Manager said: “This initiative was organized to improve participant’s capacity to perform even better in the competition.” 

This initiative was organized under the theme -“Ndi Umunyarwanda,(I am a Rwandese)” together with the Ministry of Youths and ICT.

The final competition took place at the Amahoro stadium on the December 5th and went on hand in hand with the launch of the National Youth Convention.

Participants in the competition included those from the agri-processing industry, poultry farmers, art and crafts, technology plus low scale manufacturers.

Grace Mugabekazi, DOT Rwanda’s Fundraising and Development Manager said: “This training was also aimed at encouraging youths to come up with their own businesses.” 

Youths in the training appreciated such an initiative saying this was a very good example to creating more responsible youths in the country.

With the Rwanda’s main aim of creating more jobs especially amongst youths, such iniatives are very much needed to help fight unemployment in the country.

By Agnes Bateta, Monday, December 16th, 2013