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Twenty female young graduates trained in business, entrepreneurship and Internet of things (IoT)

Twenty females young graduate graduates are undertaking a four-month training to build their IoT related business and entrepreneurship skills capacity in ICT. The training is also meant to enhance ICT skills for job creation and competition through small business ideas.
The training is organized by the African Centre of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT) with the federal assistance award from the USA Embassy in Kigali through the project being implemented jointly with NARADA LTD.
Participants to this training are graduates and undergraduates from ICT, Electrical and electronics engineering in the area of Business and Entrepreneurship.
Ms Aline Munezero graduated from the University of Technology and Arts of Byumva (UTAB) pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Renewable Energy. She said she joined the training to specifically gain skills in entrepreneurship as she is eager to become entrepreneur as soon as she completes her studies.
“In addition to gaining more skills in IoT or ICT in general, I want to be an entrepreneur once I complete my studies. I hope, during this training, I will get enough skills in entrepreneurship which will be of great use once I become entrepreneur”, she said.
The training attracted both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Ms Helene Kombe joined the African Centre of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT) from the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is pursuing the master of Science in Internet of Things: Embedded Computer Systems. She said she felt interested to join as she expects to increase the skills she already have in Internet of things.
“I have been interested by this training because I wanted to deepen my knowledge in internet of things and I hope the skills I get will contribute to the project I am working on for my master program”, she said.
“I am happy that I am getting even more than what I expected”, she added.
Trainees are being equipped with leadership skills and are provided with information on available opportunities for employment through networking with successful females.
It is expected that this will be the opportunity to enable them to produce their small business projects in IoT and be able to manage them.

The trainees showing the results of their prototype to the Trainer
The trainer is giving some explanations for IoT Projects
The trainees are working on different IoT projects
The trainees are doing different projects