A non-governmental institution, Dorcas Women Empowerment Vocational Training Center has provided skills training to about 50 young women in the country. The center focuses on empowering women thru skills training to enable them become self-reliant in the society.
Speaking in Monrovia recently at the graduation of the 50 candidates who completed their studies in various disciplines, the Executive Director of the Dorcas Women Empowerment Vocational Training Center Madam GlanedaDahnKolleh, said the organization was founded on June 26, 2013 primarily to empower women facing difficulties in their various communities and the society at large.
She said the dream came about due to the influx of young girls into the streets roaming here and there without any skills to make them useful and independent citizens. According to her, the organization has been involved in training women and young girls across the country, especially those that are vulnerable in the society, noting that many times women and girls become victims of difficulties faced by the state.
Madam Dahn said the focus is not only on Montserrado County as there are plans to move to rural Liberia and impart knowledge into more women and young girls so that they can be able to stand on their feet in the absence of jobs, saying “it is important to empower women and girls with those skills to enable the organization to eradicate the state of dependency in every sector of our country.”
She said the goal of Dorcas Women is to provide basic skills require for women and vulnerable girls, including the ability to establish their own businesses when they have no education, and lack the idea of becoming self-dependent among others.
Madam GanedaKolleh told reporters that the training will become self-determined financially through their hand works and the willingness to work for the common good from the grass roots level in their various communities.
By Lewis S. Teh-Edited by Jonathan Browne