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Earlier this year, we shared with you the story of Glorieuse, the wife of a husband affected by a disability and mother of four. Struggling to make ends meet, she sought help through CI’s NEEMA Congo entrepreneurship program. Since November 2018, she has successfully scaled her business and in the process provided jobs to 12 vulnerable women! Her business is now producing branded bags for a local company. Despite her own challenges, Glorieuse uses her growing business to help others by providing jobs and opportunities that lead to a better future. As the Director of NEEMA shares, “She is making it! She teaches us all that entrepreneurship is about passion!” #entrepreneurship #beni #congo #changinglives ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to UCBC students for their win in the annual UCBC Students vs. Staff football match! #congo #football #UCBC ... See MoreSee Less
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Last year, at the @saveurdukivu Congo Coffee conference, UCBC alumni and Agribusiness staff began to dream... what if UCBC created its own Coffee and Cacao Lab to further enhance students research and training? This week that dream became a reality as the Agribusiness Center launched the UCBC Café Cacao Lab. This lab will enable students to identify problems and find solutions in DRC’s coffee and cacao value chains and develop sustainable value chains for other sectors as well. Vice Rector, Honoré Bunduki, shared... “A university exists to shine not only through the result of its research, but also a service it offers the community. We are committed to promoting research that allows us to have direct interaction with the community through services offered...You learn best by doing, feeling, touching. This is how we want to combine theory and practice , and that will happen through this laboratory.” #agribusiness #research #coffee #cacao #cocoa #transformativeeducation #congocoffee #congo #drcongo #futureleaders #service #sustainability #sustainablecoffee #UCBC ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Mother’s Day to all the courageous women of Congo and around the world who give selflessly and watch over their families and communities with strength and unconditional love! #mothersday #moms #mother #motherhood #motherslove #congo #drc ... See MoreSee Less
Joel Asiimwe, UCBC alum and now faculty member, asked his students this week what they learned in his introduction to leadership course. They explained that before the course, they believed:
1. You can only be a leader if you have an official leadership position.
2. Only a leader has the say and other people have to execute what the leader has to say.
3. Leadership is only for certain people, not like them.
But now, they realize they can be part of successful leadership! They are the future leaders of Congo!
One student shared, “This course is teaching me to be humble and to be a servant of all. In addition, that's where I'll have to serve others when my inner pride doesn't want to." Inspired by his students, Asiimwe said, “I'm happy the UCBC is not teaching knowledge for grades, but molding this young and hopeful generation.” #futureleaders #congo #hopeful #transformation #education #ucbc #congoleseled #leadership #leadershipdevelopment #bethechange ... See MoreSee Less