2019: 13 YEARS OF IMPACT FOR 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 will 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 will cover many subjects including accounting, marketing, and operations to women who are blazing trails as entrepreneurs. In addition, students can work alongside American eMentors to assist in developing a business plan for their future. By the end of class, these knowledge seekers will have compiled a completed business plan, acquired countless ideas to expand their business, and started a network of real-world connections. 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 based on grades (33%), attendance (33%), and business plan presentation (34%).
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.
The application for the Class of 2019 is due November 16, 2018.
Download the Application to Join the Class of 2019 in Kabul & Kigali HERE
MINI-COURSE TRAININGS FOR WINTER 2018 in AFGHANISTAN:
Bamyan (Nov. 25-29), Jelalabad (Dec. 2-6), Kandahar (Dec. 9-13)
PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® will also conduct a signature 5-day mini-course covering the basic business principles to create your own business plan in Afghanistan. These courses will be certified through Northwood University, our educational partner in the USA. Students will have 30 days after the training to hand in their business plan in order to receive full accreditation. Upon completion, you become a member of the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® Network, the alumnae association in Afghanistan.
Download the Application for the Winter 2018 Mini-Trainings in the Afghan Provinces here starting on September 27, 2018. It is due October 31.
We look forward to meeting the next entrepreneurial leaders from Afghanistan and Rwanda.
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.