52 women mainly drown from the Kroo Bay slum community in Freetown have over the weekend received certificates for successfully completing courses in tailoring, hairddressing,computing,photography and adult literacy.
The one year skills training for women in the Kroo Bay community was facilitated by the Centre for Women Empowerment in Sierra Leone through the support of Youth Action International.
The graduation ceremony which was held at the Kroo Bay community center brought together important personalities like: Hon. Osho Williams, Member of Parliament representing constituency 107, counselors, country representative of Youth Action International, Yeanoh Conteh and the president of the Council of Technical Vocational Institute.
Speaking at the ceremony the Coordinator of Youth Action International, Donald Kalokoh congratulated the Kroo Bay community and the grandaunts for being the first community to benefit from the skills training provided by the Youth Action International. He noted that all the courses offered at by the Center for Women Empowerment are free.
The Country representative of Youth Action International, Yeanor Conteh congratulated the grandaunts and thanked the tutors for their relentless efforts in ensuring that the students go through their various courses successfully. She also pledged her organization’s support to under privileged children and orphans.Seven sewing machines, computer with internet facility and hair dressing implements were given to the grandaunts to help them start business in their respective disciplines.