Our Country Director, Pamela Munyana, ensured that Global Entrepreneurship Week, the largest celebration of entrepreneurship worldwide, with over 160 countries and 10 million people participating, received strong media coverage.
Each year IDEA4Africa runs a nation-wide Entrepreneurship Essay Competition open to all secondary school students in Rwanda. This year’s essay was to answer the question:
How do you believe youth entrepreneurs can best have a positive impact on their communities and on the country of Rwanda?
The Isano Cooperative was founded in 2014 by a Rwandan teenager, Celine Mudahakana. Celine learned to weave, and like so many Rwandans was herself recovering from the effects of living through the genocide.
Abari means daughter.
Abari b/i Nyamata are literally the daughters of Nyamata.
These are extraordinary young women. Once you visit Nyamata, you will never forget what you see and you will forever be changed by the strength of the people who are making lives for themselves there.
IDEA4Africa was fortunate to have an incredible first Country Director in Isabelle Byusa. Besides being from Kigali, and being a young entrepreneur herself running Zumba classes in her free time, Isabelle had worked with some of our board of directors in the past developing an entrepreneurship workbook for teachers in Rwanda.