Over 30 women from Nautana Area in the Nation’s Capital recently graduated with certificates in Body Massage, House Keeping and other life skills.
A small ceremony recently saw all participants received their certificate of participation, after the months of training.
They were given certificates after completing three months of training.
Trainer, Gerselynn Abandula says the training was conducted free off charge by Grassroots Marketing and General Services, a business group located at Nautana area to empower women living in the area.
The women were taught, full body massage, House Keeping, and other basic skills to sustain themselves.
The initiative to train people on basic life skills started this year, when the Filipino owned business saw the need to educate people on basic life skills.
In February they took their first batch of students, followed by the second batch recently.
And they have been using proceeds from their business to offer free training for the people.
Director, Lila Galura says, there is a need to help people develop their skills. The director further highlighted the need for women to be educated.
She encouraged the women to use their skills to help themselves, and dream high.
Catherine Ebbip who is a single mother and a participant said the training has changed her life, and she is ready to use her skills to support herself and her family.
She encouraged women to participate in this training program to help them just as it has helped her.
With this training for women, there are plans to offer more training for man to participate and they are planning to reach out to other communities.
The trainer says, they are committed to empower women in the country.
By Rayon Lakingu – EMTV News – Port Moresby