SYEF Girls Share Training in Rwanda

 

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In December 2018, five SYEF graduates joined our local board chair for a trip to the Lake Bunyonyi region of southern Uganda for a young women’s leadership summit.  They joined other young women from Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo for three days of discussion, community-building, laughter and visioning about how they can each achieve the life of their dreams, and the potential of women to lead East Africa into an era of prosperity.  In partnership with the U.S.-based Global Livingstone Institute (GLI), the summit was held at GLI’s lakeside retreat center, which provides a peaceful and beautiful setting where this group of young African women shared their challenges, successes and hopes.

Thank you to the SYEF donors who enabled our participants to make the journey to Uganda (including their first-ever experiences on a plane!), and giving these young women a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to connect with their peers and elevate their awareness for just how important women’s voices are in leading East Africa. 

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