By Elias Hakizimana.
Local organizations working on health, education social entrepreneurship and agricultural initiatives are looking on how to advance and sustain their programs through the umbrella dubbed ‘Stay Alliance Rwanda’.
Supported by Stay Foundation Germany, Stay Alliance Rwanda will be supporting local member-organizations to boost their responses from within in tackling health, education, social entrepreneurship and agriculture issues.
Fidele Rutayisire, the Chairperson of Rwanda Men Resource Center (RWAMREC) who is representing Stay Alliance Rwanda said it was established by Stay foundation organization that has headquarters in Germany with the responsibilities to promote social entrepreneurship through local developmental initiatives as a way of reducing on foreign donations.
Stay alliance Rwanda is under registration process in Rwanda represented by RWAMREC and its main idea is to help member organizations advance their programs through social entrepreneurship in order to address challenges in health, education and agriculture.
“We have gathered here today as potential member-organizations who want to join stay alliance and we have the criteria to follow to be a member. Stay foundation will support with seed funds to Stay Alliance Rwanda to implement developmental initiatives through responses from local organizations. We focus on agriculture, health, social entrepreneurship and education. The seed funds will be given to members to strive for being sustainable and financially independent,” Rutayisire said.
Stay Foundation has established Stay Alliance umbrella in Africa that was piloted in Uganda and has been working since 2015, Kenya 2018 and now in its inception stage in Rwanda.
“We are preparing to start it; this meeting was to explain to different organizations about Stay Alliance Rwanda for them to join as they love it.” Rutayisire told The Inspirer.
The benefits for members are first to have capacity building, collective network and increasing bargaining power so as to be financially independent.
Selection of potential members is ongoing.
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