I'm just now sitting to breakfast at Heathrow Airport in London waiting for my flight to Entebbe, Uganda... It's been an exciting couple of weeks leading up to this moment! In January, I went to Paris to study and improve my French, but just before leaving Nebraska I was researching development curricula for our cooperative. It was then that I came across Yobel International's Entrepreneurship Training Course. After a few emails and phone conversations with the Executive Director it was arranged that she and one member of her team would meet me in Congo to administer a five-day business workshop to our cooperative!
"Yobel International has created an interactive, discussion-based Entrepreneurial Training Curriculum to be utilized in developing communities for the purpose of empowering those communities to leave a life of poverty and vulnerability by learning to implement ethical and effective business skills."
We will cover important topics such as: Business Basics, Marketing, Comparative Advantage, Customer Service, and Household Savings. We are truly blessed by this opportunity and look forward to their arrival!!
As I traveled from Paris to London, I stopped in Rome for a 19 hour layover and met my friends, Elena and Digna. We went to visit the Canossian Sisters where I picked-up a box of donated zippers from our supporters in Brescia, Italy. Then, despite the late hour, we enjoyed an amazing antipasto dinner!
About to board the flight. Look for my next post from Kampala, Uganda - à bientôt!!