At the end of an amazing, inspiring week with Bpeace, our 17 Inzozi Nziza trainees were rewarded with two certificates: one in customer service, and one in business and personal finance. For readers of this blog outside of Africa, it might be hard to appreciate just how much these awards meant to women who, in many cases, have received very little formal education. As Seraphine announced in her acceptance speech: “I now have four certificates. Two are in theatre, and now I have two in business – and they’re all thanks to Kiki”.
In the end, it was left to Kiki to thank Bpeace for their work. “Thank you for coming all this way to train us,” she said. “You have made us feel really important, really precious, and this is not a usual feeling for us.
“This week has been so important. It gives us energy, enthusiasm, and strength. By people coming here and believing in us, it says yes, let’s continue to dream.”