SOUTH AFRICA / WOMEN AND SOCIETY – The University of Johannesburg graduated 29 women entrepreneurs

The University of Johannesburg Community Engagement graduated 29 women entrepreneurs last weekend. After being trained by the Faculty of Management, Department of Business Administration.

 

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From our Correspondent in South Africa,

Babylas Serge de SOUZA.

 

These women entrepreneurs were trained by Pr. Ed Bbenkele of the Faculty of Management, Department of Business Administration. At this graduation ceremony, he congratulated all the graduates for completing the first short learning programme in women entrepreneurship South Africa. He pointed out that this SLP was unique in that it empowered ladies to have a “Divatude” which is an attitude and a way of carrying oneself and focuses on being Driven, Inspiring, Victorious and Action oriented.  This focus resulted in what the professor termed as “Divas’ and coined them “Divapreneurs”.

 

From left to right Josiane Tchoumeni and Dorothy Seekoei of CWENAFrom left to right Josiane Tchoumeni and Dorothy Seekoei of CWENA

Pr. Ed Bbenkele was happy that the journey was rewarding and the “Divas” were now ready to cross the river Jordan into business and take possession of their promised wealth. He reminded them that as Divas, they have just started and they should aim at exploiting opportunities they see so that they contribute to employment creation in South Africa. This needed to be done in a serious and responsible manner as Divas do not do drama but business.

 

According to the Executive Director of Christian Women Entrepreneurs Network of Africa (CWENA), Josiane Tchoumeni, it is a fantastic achievement for each of us to have made it here today and she is proud to share this moment with all the graduates. But we have not made it here on our own efforts alone. Therefore, on the behalf of CWENA, the “Divapreneurs” and entrepreneurs class, she took a moment to acknowledge those who have gotten us to where we are today. Because, the truth is, none of us could have made it without them.

 

Pastor Glenrose Ndhlovu and Pr. Ed Bbenkhele Pastor Glenrose Ndhlovu and Pr. Ed Bbenkhele

“I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the Community Engagement of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) that has been vital in allowing us to undertake into this program in partnership with the UJ and also to give to our ladies the privilege to use the university facilities, to organize this graduation”, said Josiane Tchoum of CWENA.

 

Ed Bbenkele concluded by stating that he was a Professor on a mission to restore the dignity, hope and respect women entrepreneurs deserve. My mission is to not only teach entrepreneurs but to build women in believing in themselves and the “Divatude” and the spiritual approach helps in doing this. Therefore, he thanked the Almighty God for the grace and wonderful work he has started in the Divas.

 

 

From our Correspondent in South Africa,

Babylas Serge de SOUZA.

babylas25@yahoo.fr

 

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