Organising regular events for all members of the firm is pretty much synonymous with the Liedekerke approach 'we work hard but play hard as well'. A number of events such as the Liedekerke Summer Event, the Liedekerke After Summer Event, the Liedekerke Revue, our regular afterwork drinks throughout the year, ‘brain maniac’ breakfasts in the firm, etc… are recurring events that allow us to connect with each other more outside the professional working environment which obviously has a positive impact to the cooperation in the office as well. Soak up the cool atmosphere that is strong at these events by watching some after-event movies.

Liedekerke Great Lakes is proud to have assisted CHANCEN International in its first close of their $21M Future of Work Fund (FWF) domiciled at the Kigali International Financial Centre. CHANCEN International is a not-for-profit organisation providing youth in Africa access to quality tertiary education through an ethical, fair, and responsible financing model. This model allows students to focus on their studies now and worry about their debt only once their income has reached sufficient levels to provide for their needs.

The $21M Future of Work Fund will provide 10,000 youths, particularly women and other traditionally excluded populations, with financing for their studies. Contributing greatly to Rwanda’s targets of creating 250,000 new jobs every year through vocational training and create universal access to high quality education for all Rwandans by 2050.

The Rwandan team that advised CHANCEN International in the closing of the fund consisted of Ismael Jr. Amri Sued, Senior Associate, Penina Ngabire, Associate and Gegeyi Umuvyeyi, Associate in collaboration with Damien Conem, Partner from our Brussels office.

Do you want to learn more about our Rwanda Practice and how we support our clients? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Ismael, Penina, Gegeyi or Damien.

For more information you can visit our dedicated page.

Read the full press statement here.

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