JOIN THE PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® GLOBAL SISTERHOOD
In 13 years, PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® has educated and empowered over 750 women in Afghanistan and Rwanda. We are energized to continue our efforts with the Class of 2019 beginning in January. Classes in Kabul and Kigali meet for 10 weeks to study basic business principles, taking part in lectures, discussions, and break-out sessions under the direction of In-Country Facilitators, Manizha Wafeq (PTB Class of 2007) and Chantal Munanayire (PTB Class of 2014). The curriculum for PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS®, which has grown and evolved with the program over the years, is provided and accredited by our educational partner and sponsor, Northwood University. Upon graduation, students become a member of the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® alumnae association in their home country.
In-country classes cover many subjects including accounting, marketing, and operations to women who are blazing trails as entrepreneurs. In addition, students can work with an eMentor to assist in developing a business plan for their future. By the end of class, these entrepreneurs will have compiled a completed business plan, acquired countless ideas to expand their business, and started a network of real-world connections.
To qualify for PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS®, students must meet the following criteria:
- have an established business for at least one year, –
- own at least 51% of your business, and –
- provide an official business/trade license registered with your government or Ministry.
After presenting their final business plans to an independent selection committee comprised of alumnae, government and civic representatives in March, the Top 15 of each class are chosen to come to the US for two weeks of Leadership Development.
Selection criteria for Leadership Development delegates is based on:
- Grades (33%),
- Attendance (33%)
- Business plan (24% written and 12% oral presentation)
We look forward to meeting the next entrepreneurial leaders from Afghanistan and Rwanda.
MINI-COURSE TRAININGS FOR FALL 2018 in AFGHANISTAN:
Parwan (Dec 1-5), Kandahar (Dec. 8-12), Nangarhar (Dec. 16-20)
PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® conducted intensive 5-day mini-courses covering the basic business principles to build a business plan in the more rural provinces of Afghanistan. These courses are certified through Northwood University, our educational partner in the USA. Students have the opportunity to complete business plans with the help of mentors and eMentors by March in order to receive full accreditation. Upon completion, students become a member of the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® Network, the alumnae association in Afghanistan.
View photos from the PTB® / Northwood University Pathways Mini-Courses HERE
YOU have the opportunity to create #peacethroughbusiness. Your ripple can go far beyond the reach of your business to benefit your family, your community, your country…and the world.
If you are a potential student with a question, or if you’d like to get involved with PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® as a mentor, volunteer or sponsor, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.