Equity Bank Rwanda launches Equity Leaders Program
Equity Bank Rwanda has launched the mentorship and leadership development program, the Equity Leaders Program (ELP), an initiative aimed at supporting young academically gifted students through access to education in public universities around the globe.
The program is set to benefit 32 top-performing male and female students who were selected based on the Senior Six National leaving examination results obtained from the National Examination and Schools Inspection Authority (NESA) across different Districts where Equity Bank Rwanda has a branch presence.
According to Equity Group Holdings MD and CEO Dr. James Mwangi, the
The bank is acknowledging the importance of investing in human capital, with the programme having benefited a number of people including the current Managing Director of Equity Bank Uganda.
“Over the last three decades, Equity Group has recognized the importance of investing in human capital. In Kenya and through our Equity Leaders Program (ELP), the Group has identified close to 7,000 of the most gifted boys and girls who have graduated secondary school and nurtured them through paid internship work experience, coaching and mentorship while supporting their transition to the best local and global universities as we prepare them to enter the world of work,” said Dr. James Mwangi, the Groups Managing Director and CEO.
Equity Bank Rwanda Managing Director Hannington Namara said the Group would leverage its banking infrastructure to connect the youth, farmers, MSMEs, women and communities to educational, health and economic opportunities in an effort to promote personal progress and wealth creation.
“Equity Bank is excited to continue impacting lives and livelihoods here in Rwanda by implementing efficient and productive programs that can sustainably create change,” said Namara.
The 32 beneficiaries who have just concluded a one-week induction process will now proceed to join Equity Bank for a 3-month paid-internship program.
The first cohort of ELP beneficiaries in Rwanda now brings the total number of beneficiaries within East Africa to 17,072 since the inception of the program including graduates from Equity’s bespoke secondary school scholarship program, Wings to Fly.