The fundraising event held at Serena Hotel Kigali attracted various government officials, civil society and the private sector and more than Rwf91 million was raised.
The project is estimated to spend more than Rwf3.6billion to its completion and the Pro-Femme Twese Hamwe, an umbrella organization of women associations is spearheading the project through mobilization of resources locally and internationally.
Jeanne D’ Arc Kanakuze, Chairperson for Pro-Femmes Twese Hamwe, said the leadership centre will not only be beneficial to Rwandans but also the region as a whole and the administration block to be completed by the end of May 2016.
“Women leadership centre is for learning and documentation for both local people and foreigners. The centre of excellence seeks to boost the development of women in Rwanda and beyond,” she said.
“The centre will have different sections, including one for gender and family promotion activities, training and learning centre as well as apartments, conference rooms, entertainment and business activities to generate money for women’s economic transformation.” Ms. Kanakuze further elaborated.