We have great news to share: Part one of the Impact Week, the Train the Trainer Workshop, was a huge success with around 50 participants, coming from diverse backgrounds. Next to our team and the teachers of the SOS Child Village Technical School, volunteers from NGO's, a team from the Impact Hub in Kigali and many more organisations manage to join the two day program.
Just four days ago, we met most of the Impact Week team Rwanda at Brussels airport and all went together on the A330-200 to continue our journey to Kigali. Safely arrived we just had to overcome the barrier of getting a visa and receiving our bag, before getting welcomed by Benjamin and Jens who already prepared the most essential things for the following days of the Train the Trainer Workshop. We ended the day with a beer, a good chat and a cosy bed at our fantastic Yambi Hostel.
After having prepared everything for the Train the Trainer sessions we had two wonderful days full of learning and mutual inspiration where the next week juniors coaches have been educated. The team of junior coaches couldn't be more diverse: Several cultures and multiple hierarchies did not make it easy at all times, but in the end we accomplished a mutual understanding and built bridges by following a shared goal.
We now have two days of free time ahead which we will use to discover Kigali and to visit a national park.
Next week, the actual Impact Week will start. Four days of understanding, reframing, interviewing, observing, synthesizing, ideating, prototyping and testing are ahead. The programm will be completed with inspiring speakers who share their personal story towards success and hopefully will all inspire and remember us of the matter of fact, that it is always you who is shaping the own future and that it is most of the times worth to step out of your own comfort zone.