Imbuto Foundation held a staff annual virtual retreat on Monday and reflected on personal and professional achievements in 2019.
The Foundation said staff are committed to keep serving the Rwandan community with renewed energy, and adapting to the new normal as a result of the current #COVID19 pandemic.
Imbuto Foundation is a charity organisation founded by the First Lady, Mrs. Jeannette Kagame, to support the development of a healthy, educated, and prosperous society.It focuses on the provision of knowledge and skills to the youth in a variety of fields, including health, education, mentorship, and self-development.
The Deputy Director General of Imbuto Foundation, Geraldine Umutesi, said the institution will continue investing in solutions that will alter the spread of #COVID19, locally, regionally and globally.
“Self-discipline and abiding to the measures put in place by the government will be our way to defeat this pandemic,” she told the team.Joel Murenzi, the Youth Empowerment Unit Coordinator said the team is not working to improve the lives of Rwandans, “we are working to transform the lives of Rwandans. These unusual times call for us to serve Rwandans more than we ever did before.”
Radegonde Ndejuru, a Board member and Advisor to the First Lady, who also attended the retreat said that, “Our emotions can negatively or positively impact our working relationships. For us to remain relevant, efficient and effective in our everyday work, we must have empathy and constantly improve our emotional intelligence.”
The Foundation is currently running a campaign to promote and support youth in the creative industry as a contribution to the ongoing efforts of economic recovery.
With a Rwf300 million fund, the initiative dubbed the ‘Cultural and Creative Industry (CCI) recovery plan’ in partnership with ArtRwanda –Ubuhanzi project, the Ministry of Youth and Culture, the Rwanda Language Academy of Language and Culture (RALC) and Imbuto Foundation will benefit dozens of youths from around the country.
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