CONNECT · ENGAGE · BUILD
~ Grace Kabwe
University of Waterloo
My path to DOWA is not the traditional path most students had. I'm two years into my career and navigating a career pivot. I have a passion for Africa and seeing businesses in the ecosystem, and thus our economies, grow. With all my experience being far removed from the African space, I was desperately looking for an experience that'd give me exposure to the work of African businesses and entrepreneurs. DOWA provided a gateway for me.
~ Tawina Chaposa
I cherish my internship with DOWA since it was the most worthwhile and educational experience I've ever had. It showed me the importance of workplace communication for smooth business operations. The very first thing i learned was that even though no man is an island, don’t assume you know everything especially when you get to a new place that has its own ways of doing things. I was able to hone my craft through this internship by posing pertinent questions about how I could carry out my tasks more effectively.