32 Women Take Part In 5 Day Empowerment Intervention Programme

Some 32 young women from Biabou to Georgetown are involved in a 5-day Empowerment Intervention Programme that is being implemented by the Social Services Division in the Ministry of National Mobilisation.

The Aims of the programme are:

  1. To provide clients with needs-based programmes and social work interventions TP meet their psychosocial needs and
  2. To encourage the development of skills, responsibilities and capacities.

The target group for this programme is indigent unemployed and seasonally employed female clients of the department.

The objective of the programme is to enhance the physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals and families by equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure that families are not dependent on the welfare system thereby helping them to become self-sufficient and self-reliance.

Some of the programmes offered include:

Small Business

Garment Construction

Agriculture Production

Skills Development

Therapeutic Intervention

Facilitators for the programme includes MS. Tania Joseph and Ms Orita Peters from Social Protection unit, Ms Keisha Phillips of CED, Mr Patterson Homer of the Cooperative Division, a Representative of GECCU and MS. Janet Wilkins of the Child Development Division Parenting Unit.

The week-long programme is taking place at the Biabou Learning Resource Centre.

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