Throughout the World, the integration of technology into various activities and businesses is becoming very needful. The Coronavirus pandemic has approved and accelerated the necessity of switching over from analog to digital technology in almost all sectors of life. Nowadays, some churches are struggling to integrate technology into many church activities and Shyogwe Diocese is not left behind in this process of digitalisation. Many meetings, workshops and trainings in the Diocese are now conducted virtually and very recently an application called “DREAMSAVE” has been introduced to improve the functionality of “Savings and credits groups”.
EAR Shyogwe Diocese has been using traditional techniques in “savings and Credits groups” among its members for 11 years. Traditionally, the group members used papers, notebooks and pens for writing and recording all Savings and all groups’ information and this would take them much time and sometimes causes problems of poor documentation and filing. To figure out this challenge, Shyogwe Diocese in partnership with “Hope International-Rwanda” has introduced a new technology called “DreamSave Application (By DreamStart Labs)” in 16 savings and credits groups from 8 pilot parishes out of 36 parishes in total. The pilot parishes are Rugendabari, Cyimana, Hanika, Shori, Gisanga, Cyeru, Shaki and Murehe and this program will piloted for a period of 12 months to analyse the performance and the interest of this program. This application will help the group members to digitally keep saving and credits information using Smart Phones distributed to groups.
Diocesan officer who is in charge of this church program, Mr. NSABIMANA Leonard, said that 16 Smartphones with DreamSave Application are now being distributed to 16 groups after training them how to use these devices. The Diocesan target is to equip all 182 groups in the next years. A huge thank you and Special welcome are given to whoever wants to partner with the Diocese for life transformation of God’s People.
By SEBAHIRE Marcel
12 Thoughts to “Introduction of technology to “Savings and Credits groups” in Shyogwe Diocese”
It’s amazing new to our Diocese
That is very well
Thank you dear Leonard and Jean Baptiste for your comment
This way will contribute to the economic development of our Church members
My personal thanks to the Anglican Church for the amazing work you are doing to help the people of Rwanda in very practical ways. Our passion at DreamStart Labs is to help people in emerging markets achieve their dreams of a better life. We are grateful for your partnership as we bring the DreamSave app to people in Rwanda, and around the world.
CEO, DreamStart Labs
Dear Wes Wasson
Thank you ever so much for your encouragement! The Anglican Church of Rwanda is very committed to Helping Rwandan People both Spiritually and economically. We express our gratitude to the entire team of DreamStart Labs.
It’s a good and productive decision to digitalize this service!
Bishoboka hazajyaho na link mururimi rwacu bikajya bifasha twese!
We shall look forward to also publishing some Articles in Kinyarwanda
That’s fantastic and amazing, May God continues to make this new system to be powerful and useful, Never give up God is on your Side and for us in General. Through Jesus name it will be better.
Thanks to the Diocese for this great work,to improve the quality of thinking to the future of the church members from the Diocese Parishes.
Saving and Credits Groups use digital that is the quickest , smartest and safe technology, all communities ‘ve to learn from this.
That’s a great job to our Diocese! We wish this technology could expand to the other corners, I mean the other saving groups not only the church’s
A huge thank you to all of you who contributed by commenting on this inspiring article. Marcel