A total of 90 women entrepreneurs have benefited from the 2year business management training course under the dfcu Women Business Training Program and were awarded certificates at Makerere Business School.
The course was segmented into 5 modules and the women attended classes every once a month for the last two years.
According to the MUBs Chancellor prof. Waswa Bulunywa, such training will further bolster progress in empowering women as they will be able to acquire skills and expertise to start their own businesses with the help of dfcu bank and MUBs expert lecturers.
“We put more emphasis on women and girls because they are the most marginalized group. Women are the most vulnerable whose rights have been trampled on. We need economic empowerment projects to empower them financially. Women are the face of poverty as most of them look up to their spouses for financial support,” he said.
Bulunywa added that empowering women brings about reduction in dependence rates, increased household income, leading to increased household purchasing power which results into an improved standard of living.
“This leads to independent decision making regarding career, job selection, education, health, investment and rights. It is therefore inevitable that empowering women economically will no doubt lead to the country’s development”.
dfcu Bank Women in Business (WiB) program Manager, Victoria Byenkya, said; “As dfcu Bank we are fully committed to this cause and our doors will always be open to women. These women have been trained in all aspects of business management and they have learnt all the business acumen to run successful businesses. We also had business clinics, breakfast meetings and will continue with networking events. The next phase we are moving into is impact assessment to follow up on the women in their various businesses.”
dfcu Bank is set to renew the partnership to train the second group and registration is free as long as you have an account with dfcu Bank.
You can then register under the Women in Business program to qualify for the course.