The celebration was held at the Rescue Girls and Women Transformation Centre in Gitega/Nyarugenge Kigali, where the women receive capacity building and counseling from the Rescue Girls and Women Transformation Centre (REGIWO), and from which they have graduated.
The two hotels, the association, and a delegation from the City of Kigali National Women Council, represented by Marie Laetitia Mugabo, celebrated the special day together.
According to Nicole Ingabire Munyangabe, Cluster Director of Human Resources, Marriott International Inc. ’values make our culture more vibrant!’
"One of our core values is called "Serve Our World," and our spirit to serve culture strengthens communities and our business. Our sustainability and social impact goals guide our path to making a sustainable and positive impact wherever we do business," she said.
It is in that regard that, in cooperation with the City of Kigali and National Women Council (NWC), Kigali Marriott and Four Points identified the REGIWO Centre, where the aim of the Centre is to train, teach, provide counseling, and empower girls and women with projects generating income for their self-economic development.
"After being informed by Kigali City through NWC about REGIWO Centre, and the empowerment the center does for women in general and especially for you as ’Abishyize Hamwe,’ we definitely had to celebrate with you today and empower you, and we have no doubt that the sewing machines will contribute to your well-being, your family’s well-being, and your financial sustainability," noted Ingabire.
On International Women’s Day, Kigali Marriott Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton Kigali not only empowered the women with sewing machines but also donated bed sheets and sanitary items to Nyarugenge District, which will be distributed to vulnerable women in the community.