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NEF: Empowering women to become financially independent

Date: January 31, 2020
Domain:Business & Industry; Education & Training; Gender
Persona: Business; Citizen; Government

GIS – 31 January, 2020: Some 29 women from the region of Port Louis, Quartier Militaire, and Plaine Wilhems, who have completed a course in Pastry Making were awarded, yesterday, certificates during a ceremony held at the seat of the National Empowerment Foundation (NEF) in Port Louis. The Minister of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity, Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo was present.
An initiative of the NEF, the training aimed at giving vulnerable poor women the opportunity to learn a new skill and eventually find a job so that they could generate revenue for themselves and their families and become financially independent. Another objective was to help young women and minors who have left school in receiving vocational training.
The training was held over 12 sessions and modules comprised both theoretical and practical assessments as well as a short course on Information Technology and entrepreneurship.
In her address, Minister Jeewa-Daureeawoo spoke of the importance of giving the beneficiaries a means to be empowered and to be financially independent. She congratulated them for having successfully completed the course while encouraging them to put in practice what they have learnt and to start earning a living. Furthermore, she underlined Government’s continued commitment as regards the alleviation of absolute poverty.  


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