Mendefera — The Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare's branch in the Southern region trained a total of 15 bread winner women in weaving in collaboration with the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony thereof in Mendefera city, Ms. Nitsihti Marcos, coordinator of the training, indicted that the free 6-month training course which involved both theoretical and practical aspects was organized with a view to equipping the beneficiaries with such skill to support themselves financially.
Accordingly, the trainees who have health problems used to engage in various low-income non-professional jobs and free weaving equipment has been extended to them.
Likewise, Ms. Tsige Bariagabir, head of the Ministry's branch, lauded the initiative taken by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mendefera as regards engaging in the joint venture, and stated that community input has generally become significant pertaining to rehabilitation of needy nationals.
Representing the beneficiaries, Ms. Abrehatsion Mehari expressed satisfaction with the training, and said that they would strive to raise their income using the knowhow they have acquired as a springboard.
Among the participants, Sheikh Mahmoud Seid pointed out that the conducting of such trainings constitutes a prerequisite regarding the nurturing of economic morale virtues among women, and urged the trainees to exert sustained efforts towards improving their livelihood.