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Unemployed women receive trainings to enhance their employability

Date: October 18, 2018
Domain:Employment/Labour; Social Security; Gender
Persona: Business; Citizen; Government

GIS - 18 October, 2018: Certificates were awarded to 31 unemployed women trained in pastry making and 15 who followed an Induction Course on Cooperative Entrepreneurship Development Programme by the Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment, Mr Alain Wong, during a ceremony held on 12 October 2018 at the National Cooperative College in Terre-Rouge.  
The trainings were organised by National Co-operative College, free of charge. On the same occasion, a training in Bio-Farming for 10 beneficiaries of the Social Register of Mauritius through the Non-Governmental Organisation - Falcon Citizen League, was launched. 
In his address, Minister Wong reiterated the commitment of Government to eradicate poverty in all its forms and to strive towards the creation of an inclusive and more equitable society. To this end, he said, several training initiatives with the objective of empowering the vulnerable to enhance their life opportunities and progress, are being spearheaded by Government.
The Minister underlined that the trainees have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake jobs in the domains. This endeavor, he added, is essentially geared towards empowering women to be financially autonomous, by increasing their employability in the job market. According to him, this will not only enable them to stand on their own feet, but as an additional breadwinner in their households, they will substantially contribute in maintaining a good standard of living of their family.
Moreover, Minister Wong spoke about the importance of motivation and hard work to pave the way out of poverty. He emphasised that his Ministry and the National Empowerment Foundation aim to offer the necessary opportunities and assistance to vulnerable groups so that they develop and acquire the required competencies to undertake income earning activities in order to become self-reliant and progress in life.  In this regard, the Social Integration and Empowerment Act has been established as an action plan to set up financial measures to help the most vulnerable.
The Minister also handed over keys to seven families under the Fully Concrete Housing Scheme  in the region of Triolet, Tombeau Bay and Terre-Rouge, as part of the ongoing Governmental measure to eradicate poverty and improve the life of the population.
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