With more than 200 graduates from BDC’s in Rwanda and India, the Regent Center for Entrepreneurship (RCE) continued the expansion of the BDC network by licensing a BDC in Kampala, Uganda in January 2013 under the direction of Moses Engwau. RCE Director, John Mulford, and Churches Together originally supported by training facilitators through the launch. John Mulford, RCE Director, traveled to Uganda for the launch. While there, he was able to meet with some influential people, speak to the class, and train six local facilitators.
BDC Uganda opened on the third floor of a new mall in Kampala. The classroom is in an ideal location – centrally located, near good restaurants, and has secure, free parking in a big lot next to the building. With the support and partnership of the local Kampala community, it has steadily built momentum.
Moses, Country Director & BDC Licensee , did a great job preparing for the BDC Uganda launch and ongoing operations. One of BDC Uganda’s greatest strengths is the quality of their local facilitators. The first cohort was recruited primarily from churches; however, Moses has created a network of relationships that supported the launch and growth of the BDC. Most already own their own businesses; some quite substantial.
BDC Uganda in the News
- Meet Jolly. She owns two coffee shops, a hotel in a national park, and is a leading member of the Ugandan chapter of the ICCC. She’s also the winner of a top 100 Businesses in Uganda award. Read more…
VOLUNTEER WITH THE BDC
BDC Uganda is supported by the Ugandan community, the Regent Center for Entrepreneurship (RCE), and its donors and supporters. We have a big vision for transforming Uganda and need help from those of like mind and vision. There are a number of ways you can volunteer to serve in a Business Development Center:
- Donate – We are in need of financial partners willing to support this project through a tax-deductible financial gift. We will send you updates and stories about the lives, families, and communities that are changed because of the program in Uganda.
- Be a Visiting Executive – VEs are typically business owners, executives and entrepreneurs who travel to a Business Development Center where they meet with our learners and graduates to provide them with council, coaching and mentoring. A second role for VEs is to consult with government policy makers and to teach seminars aimed at various business sectors where they have expertise.
- Become a Distance Consultant – Our students appreciate the assistance of an online mentor as they continue their business ventures post graduation. You can help them succeed without a passport.
- Prayer & Encouragement Partners – Our students and graduates also greatly appreciate intercessors that provide encouragement through prayer, specifically for them and their businesses.
Contact us if you would like to volunteer to serve or get involved with a Business Development Center!