Students from the School of Finance and Banking (SFB), this week participated in a two-day training workshop on how to become job creators.
The President of Global Trustees for Unity and Peace Volunteers (GTUPV) one of the workshop organisers, Baker Gasatura, said that the idea was a result of the realisation of the plight students suffered after completing school.
“We are to hold many more workshops on project management and development at the university level because students face a lot of problems looking for employment after leaving the campus.”
The main purpose of the training was to help students understand the importance of planning, evaluation and implementation of any project that they may undertake after university.
“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. So, at your age you are the future and it is very important to plan. You can help develop your communities through creating grassroots projects,” advised Davis Kashaka, the president of the Forum for Activists against Torture (FACT-Rwanda).
He stressed the importance of deciding on a particular project and making further research on how it will affect the people within the community.
“Once you decide on the appropriate project to the community, we also need to consider the risks to the project and how we will measure the project’s performance because this is important when it comes to sustenance,” Kashaka affirmed.
“We believe that we are the future generation and it’s good that we have trained on being job creators and on how to manage projects. We shall be in position to help many people out there through our projects,” said Dianah Mukundwa, a student who attended the workshop.
Among the areas covered during the two-day workshop were; risk assessment and assumptions, project design, project evaluation and implementation and designing project proposals.