Beathe Siborurema who owns a social enterprise called SIBO Engineering Ltd is among of the beneficiary who has walked away with prizes in the AOG Pitch Deck Competition an annual competition that is organized by the Acts of Gratitude where the winner has to walk away with Rwf1 million.
The competition was organized by the Acts of Gratitude (AOG), a Rwanda-based a social enterprise. that aims at fostering the culture of giving back to the community and save more vulnerable people.
Aimable Twahirwa, Director of Youth and Culture in the Ministry of Culture while speaking at the inauguration of AOG Rwanda's Bugesera HUB at Bugesera District, Nyamata Sector and celebration of 10 years anniversary called on the youth to think about projects that can take them out of the poverty as well as collaborating with its partners.
Twahirwa reminded the youth to be compassionate towards the fellows by helping to create their own jobs as an uplift.
Jean D'amour Mutoni, CEO of the AOG Rwanda speaking at the event.
Jean d'Amour Mutoni, CEO of AOG Rwanda, said the fact that they had set the organization was the burning desire to do good to others.
Mutoni said the opening of a center in Bugesera District was in line with the upliftment of the local youth and elsewhere in the Districts of Rwanda.
Mutoni further said in the wake to help other youths develop themselves that AOG Rwanda has managed to create more than 1,500 jobs in the area.
Diane Ruhogo, one of the mentee who owns a child care center in Niboye Sector, Kicukiro district said she was trained by the AOG to develop an idea of doing business. “After training by the AOG I learnt that parents are struggling with raising their children at home and then I started the child center.” she said.
Magellan Sebatware, Bugesera District Administration Officer thanked the AOG staff for opening the center and said it would help them develop the talents of the youth in the area.
The company was launched in 2011 by AOG Rwanda with the aim of tackling youth unemployment through training and entrepreneurship.
Beathe Siborurema who owns a social enterprise called SIBO Engineering Ltd