Widows among graduates from entrepreneurial program

A graduate presents her item during the ceremony. Picture: SUPPLIED

TEN widows and disadvantaged women from rural communities in the Lautoka-Ba corridor are now equipped with entrepreneurial skills attained from the 24-week program to use to engage in a successful micro-enterprise.

This after they graduated today at the Alamnah Hope Center at Tagaloli in Lautoka.

The 10 women are the pioneer graduates of the program which is run at the centre and aims to provide tangible pathways for women and girls to be able to be economically and socially independent.

The graduation, which is part of the Women’s Empowerment program, was officiated by Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa.

Mrs Vuniwaqa reiterated Government’s support towards vulnerable women and youths of society.

The free course allowed these trainees to engage and master skills in purses and beads from recycled paper and foil wraps, making flowers from scrap material, designing cards and basic patchwork, Tye-n-Dye (garments, bed linen and curtains) and basic floral arrangement.

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