Rwanda Training Manager
Aimé Nshizirungu joins TWB with passion, eagerness and experience training women, working with people in remote communities to fight extreme poverty. He is passionate about impacting communities’ lives by working with them to be lifted up out of poverty. He will make an immediate impact as our first Rwandan Training Facilitator, leading groups of women in TWB’s Phased-Training Program.
When Aime was a student at the National University of Rwanda in the Southern Province, he worked with Inzozi Nziza Ltd. in Butare as a Linguistic and Management Intern. He helped start up an ice cream and coffee shop for a group of 126 women who were both Genocide survivors and widows. His initial role was to teach English and provide trainings on business operations, customer service, daily accounting methods, and hygiene.
Following completion of his degree in Journalism and Communications, Aime served at Global Health Corps as a Research Analyst with Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation. His focus was on a study that was designed to determine 18 and 24 month HIV-free survival of a cohort of HIV-exposed children. He collected data by interviewing participants, conducted Focus Group Discussions. After data collection, he got involved in the data analysis using data analysis software and helped to write the research findings for publication.
Before joining The Women’s Bakery team, Aime served as operations officer at the Global Engagement Institute (GEI), a social enterprise that provides professionals with high-impact engagement programs in developing countries in Africa and Asia. He helped to create new opportunities for GEI in rural communities; one of his most prominent achievements was the growth of community-based tourism. Of particular notability was Kanembwe, a small village in Western Rwanda. He held a variety of meetings with community leaders and in partnership, created a narrative story about the community. Since the creation of that narrative, GEI has been taking visiting delegations to Kanembwe. Guests have tremendously enjoyed the learning opportunity and the community has also benefited greatly from new sources of income and relationship-building.
As Rwanda Training Facilitator, Aime is responsible for the implementation of TWB training curriculum, facilitating training sessions and maintain clients’ relationship. His experiences working with women, training them on variety of skills, makes him a good fit for the TWB training programs. His favorite quote is “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” —Brigham Young