Airtel Rwanda took part in a two-day training of women to help them attain financial freedom. The training which took place at Lemigo Hotel, was organized by New Faces New Voices – Rwanda Chapter and facilitated by Centonomy, a Kenyan firm that specializes in training individuals and companies to attain financial freedom.
New Faces New Voices is a member-based organization that was launched in 2015 under the patronage of Her Excellency the First Lady of the Republic of Rwanda, Mrs. Jeannette Kagame. The chapter forms part of the Pan-African advocacy movement founded by Graca Machel that focuses on expanding the role and influence of women in the financial sector.
The training aimed to achieve women’s access to finance, business and financial capabilities and participation in decision making positions in financial institutions. This is done through networking, mentoring and advocacy by providing information services, programming and investments.
Speaking about the training, Airtel Rwanda Head of CSR and Corporate Communications, Denise Umunyana said; “At Airtel we uphold women values and support the development of women in society. It is with such core values that we worked hand-in-hand with New Faces New Voices to give these ladies financial training.”
The training groups women in six clusters; young emerging entrepreneurs, junior and mid-level professionals, enterprise owners, senior professionals and established entrepreneurs.
Bank of Rwanda Vice Governor and Chairperson of the New Faces New Voices Board, Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, commended Airtel Rwanda for the support it has showed women in Rwanda through its different women empowerment programs.
Commenting on the initiative, Airtel Rwanda Managing Director, Mr. Teddy Bhullar said, “Women remain major players in our society. With a society of equal rights, we need to support women so as they can be part of our nation’s development. .”