Twenty-Five participants, 22 of them women and 3 men, from the Hengambu, Yanta and Babuaf tribes took up the one week training aimed at developing self-confidence and promoting capacity building among people at the village level.
One of the female trainees spoke of her experience, “During the training, I was able to learn many new things that can help me and my family. The training has also given me enough knowledge and skills to help my husband begin a trade store business and poultry farming”.
The Entrepreneurial Development Training Centre (EDTC) was engaged by Morobe Mining to run the workshop.
EDTC trainer, Jennifer Wiau, said the training is very important for the local landowners because it will prepare them for when the Wafi-Golpu Project that will eventually become a mine in the coming years.
The training implemented is for the benefit of the community. The personal viability training is to help those participants individually, thus contributing to the livelihood of your community. Morobe Mining has also supported you with other facilities like classrooms and aid posts.
“Many of our villagers have a low education level. Therefore Morobe Mining is prepared to bring in more literacy training into the community to help our people. We’re also encouraging the male population in the community to work together with the women and support such development activities,” Mr Aila, Morobe Mining’s Regional & Economic Development Manager, said
The training took place at Zindaga Primary School and was the last of four trainings for 2013 organised by Morobe Mining for the Wafi-Golpu communities