The Junior Chamber International (JCI-Rwanda), a worldwide federation of youth leaders and entrepreneurs, yesterday elected new committee for 2010.
JCI provides development opportunities that empower young people to create positive changes.
Fabrice Ngoga Shema was elected the national president replacing Tony Francis Ntore who has been in service for the last one year.
Rica Rwigamba was elected the vice president in charge of internal affairs replacing Robert Nsangano while Pascal Mugisha who was elected the vice president in charge of local organisation was replaced by Henry Kisembo at the post of the national Secretary General.
The outgoing president urged members to work hard to fulfill the association’s mission as the leading global network of young active citizens.
The reigning president called upon members to work as a team which he said will help them achieve the best in the shortest time possible.
Established in 2005, JCI now has about 250 members, 160 of them being students from the National University of Rwanda, Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and Umutara Polytechnic.
The association which is set to widen its operation to other parts of the country has a vision of exceeding 500 members in the next one year.
It provides the members with leadership and personal business growth through numerous trainings to develop themselves as young leaders, entrepreneurs and business executives.
It is set to reward the best business planner of the year by financing the designed project.
However, the association which operates in 105 countries worldwide faces challenges of lack of funds for capacity building as members work as volunteers.