NEXT STEP RWANDA
Offering Affordable Professional Development Opportunities
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Do you have a program or training opportunity for our clients? Let's do it!
WOMEN'S PLUMBING INITIATIVE
A unique opportunity for rural women, ages 25-45, to develop the skills to become a trained plumber. We plan to offer 3 month to 2 year training modules with licensing and/or certification and the hand-on skills training required.
Reba. Bikore. Byigishe. ~ See it. Do it. Teach it.
WHO WE ARE
We provide professional development opportunities leading to better employment outcomes.
We promote sustainable, economic security for individuals and entrepreneurs in Rwanda.
We offer affordable, gender equitable job enhancement opportunities for underserved populations in Rwanda that can pivot to meet market demands.
MEET THE TEAM
Founder, Office Manager
Rukundo manages our Rwanda office & provides the internal infrastructure to assist our clients. An artist by trade, his own professional development is enhanced by public speaking engagements & leadership opportunities. His collaborates with our partners & clients to offer stability to our business model as a capable mentor.
Founder, Managing Director
Judie provides the tools & expertise necessary to rapidly adapt our business model to unique situations in Rwanda. She has experience in crisis management & international business management which provide the foundation for our social enterprise.
Currently working in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Linda has a BA in Accounting and a background in hotel management. She provides financial oversight for our operations in Rwanda. As an East African resident who has lived and worked in many countries, she provides the team with cultural stewardship.
Treasurer, Board of Directors
Nuan joins our team for 2023, bringing a strong background in international business management. Her experience with social enterprise development will push us to bring more sustainable opportunities to our clients. Originally from China, Nuan and her family currently reside in the USA.
Secretary, Board of Directors
Nicole is a talented entrepreneur with a creative gift for design. She has volunteered her time with us over the past year, offering professional advice for developing flyers & other media for our clients. Nicole & her family live in the USA where she joins our leadership team remotely with a willingness to embody our mission.
Interpreter, Job Coach
Carina trained as a traditional dancer in Rwanda before starting her first career in food service, as a server & restaurant owner. Today, she is a registered nurse, treating patients in rural communities. Carina provides translation & interpretation in French, English, and Kinyarwanda. Her unique work experience makes her invaluable as job coach.
Business Mentor, Job Coach
From client to staff member! Elvira is a highly motivated business owner who gives back to her Rwandan community every day. She started her first day with 2 unique clients and has provided sound advice to both. Elvira graduated with a diploma in Hospitality Management & Leadership.
Emmy keeps us safe while overseeing the sanitation & hygiene of our office and living quarters. He greets guests with a smile & even cooks delicious meals! When he's not working onsite, you can finding him painting at the local art gallery.
Food & Beverage Consultant
Chef Danzig is a talented Executive Chef who provides advising to individuals & unique restaurants. With an international palate, his delicious diversity is an asset. He understands the fundamentals of food & beverage management ensuring that our clients can maintain their success.
WHAT WE DO
Under-employment, unintended consequences of COVID policies, & long-term effects of surviving the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi are just a few of the factors impeding our clients' successes. Our model provides opportunities for long-term employment by reinforcing foundational skills & tools for job seekers. We offer professional opportunities that meet market demand.
We are currently seeking professionals to partner with us for mentoring, jobs, & internships. GUKORERA HAMWE ~ Let's work together!
Job Skills Enhancements
Job Placement Opportunities
A SAMPLING OF OUR CLIENTS' WORK
BAKAME SHOP - AN INITIATIVE THAT PROMOTES THE WORK OF LOCAL ARTISANS
CHEF DANZIG - OFFERS CURATED DINING EXPERIENCES & RESTAURANT CONSULTING
A BIT ABOUT US
The concept of Next Step Rwanda was laid out in 2016 when our founder was living and working in Rwanda as a fellow with MINAGRI. Her firsthand experiences with poverty among her friends challenged her to create a sustainable solution.
With government policies that favor entrepreneurship and raw talent, Next Step Rwanda has assisted many job seekers by offering tools for success that include CV edits, mentorship, job placement with hands-on training, and networking opportunities.
We are located in at KG 588 Street in Kigali City, Rwanda, East Africa.
Ikaze ~ You're welcome to visit us.