• Despite her disability, Hirwa uses her talent to make a living

    Everybody is blessed with a talent. For Diane Hirwa, she has two, a creative mind and a disarming smile. She uses the first one to prodigiously earn her living while the second one is expended on charming people to see her the way she is.

  • Creating employment opportunities for the youth through JOB NET

    Job Net is an annual event organized by Kigali Employment Service Centre (KESC). Taking place every year during the employment week, it is a platform that has seen more than 100 youth gainfully employed. First launched in 2014, it has since grown stronger and bigger and every year more youth are connected to potential employers. This year Job Net will be held on April 27 at Petit Stade, in Remera.

  • Disclosing Rwandan youth secret to economic success

    The stunning achievement of young people in Rwanda, the daring hearts and an exemplary hard work result from the government efforts in backing the frequently straggling fresh minds and exposed potentials.

    The country is investing both into the youth and on the private sector to be the engine of the economy, a reason the Minister of Finance ,Amb. Claver Gatete says it’s participation in the development of the economy is vital.

  • Small businesses tipped on product marketing, innovation

    Small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) should think outside the box, develop better products and offer competitive customer service if they are to move their businesses to the next level. 

    According to David Ormesher, the chief executive officer, Closer Look, Inc, a US-based pharmaceutical marketing firm, many local SMEs offer similar services, do not package their products properly, and have poor customer service.

  • How to cope after losing your job

    Ines looks around like someone looking for an escape door. She tries to sit down in the chair next to her, but changes her mind. She mumbles unintelligible words before leaving the HR’s office with tears streaming down her cheeks. 

    It is now obvious that something is terribly a miss with Ines. The personal secretary to the CEO just storms out of the building, forgetting her stuff and without talking to any of her colleagues. It is later revealed by management that Ines was fired from her job.

  • Kwibuka 22: Women recollect the journey of hope and resilience

    Today marks 22 years since over one million Rwandans were killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

    The tragedy has been described as the worst and most gruesome in modern history.

    During the Genocide, women were subjected to massive sexual violence and more than two decades later, the scars left by the Genocide are yet to heal.

  • Artists tipped on turning art into 'money'

    Atleast 20 participants from the arts industry completed a one week training workshop on result oriented project management at the Rwanda Arts Initiative (RAI) premises in Kimuhurura over the weekend.  

    The project kicked off on March 28 and involved participants from Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda and DR Congo. The participants were equipped with skills in project management to help them generate income in arts projects like practicing cinema, performing arts, music, and literature among others.

  • How a local organisation is transforming lives of female street vendors

    In a bid to bring about order in the city of Kigali, traders were banned from vending items on the streets. The City of Kigali authorities, in line with National Employment Programme said that they would build ‘free markets’ for vendors in all the three districts of Kigali to a tune of Rwf 700 million. The main purpose of the markets was also to ensure security, hygiene as well as promoting the culture of conducting business in an organised manner.