Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy (BELA) was very efficient. As participants, it increased our motivation and eagerness to learn, and allowed us to comprehend how to take actions in entrepreneurship. We learned to pitch an idea promptly and successfully–a sign of leadership. As the young generation in Rwanda, it is crucial that we grasp the connection between entrepreneurship and leadership—a link BELA demonstrated well to all the participants.
Personally, I particularly enjoyed this opportunity because I intend to major in Biology–a scientific field– and the Academy made me understand how entrepreneurship can be applied to this sector. As a result, I don’t view Biology as a static field, but a field that can bring many wonders if it is practiced with the spirit of entrepreneurship. I don’t have everything figured out yet in this area, but BELA opened my eyes to the many opportunities that lay ahead in my field of studies.
In sum, I can describe this week in August spent at the BELA as the perfect last days in Rwanda. I had wished for an opportunity like this, before leaving for the US, and beginning my journey at Lafayette College, and I got it.