Hundreds of women from Akweteyman and its environs have benefitted from a one-day skills training to enable them to set up their own businesses.
The JaneSerf Development Organization, a not-for-profit foundation on Saturday, June 26, 2021, held a workshop for the women to equip them with skills in the production of antiseptic disinfectants.
The training forms part of the foundation’s objective of building the capacity of women and equipping them with entrepreneurial skills to improve their standards of living.
Speaking on the sidelines of the program, the founder of the Janeserf Foundation, Bernice Boakye Yiadom said the participants have been imparted enough knowledge and skills to improve their lives.
She said: “We trained them on disinfectant and soap making. So there was training in soaps, hand sanitisers, liquid soap, brown sugar preparation among others. They are well resourced in this and I believe it will help them become self-reliant and improve their lives. We are looking at a better community and improving the standard of living and we want to have more job opportunities and less teenage pregnancy".
She further disclosed that the participants were also equipped with knowledge in entrepreneurship.
“Our next step is to help them with some capital injunction to enable them to kickstart the whole event. We train them in bookkeeping and entrepreneurship as well,” she said.
Some of the trainees who spoke to the media were grateful for the opportunity, noting that they have been blessed with skills that will help them establish their own businesses.