The deputy minister for gender at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection Madam Magdalene Taylor Dagoseh, has called on graduates of the Women of Purpose, a skill training institution to make use of every opportunity that come their way.
Speaking Sunday, 18 October at the first graduation ceremony of the institution located in New Kaymah Town community, Gaza Road in Monrovia, deputy minister Dagoseh also challenged the women to remain focus by making use of the skills acquired to become productive.
She stressed if women are involved with skill training, they will help their families and the country at large. Madam Dagoseh disclosed she has begun to empower women in several counties, including Grand Cape Mount, Grand Bassa, and Margibi, respectively.
The founder of the Women of Purpose, Wintee P. Jonah, told The NewDawn the graduates learned pastry carting, food preservation, liquid soap, interior decoration and tailoring, among other skills under a six-month program.
She said the program is primarily for women to empower them to become productive in the society. She added the presence of the institution in the Soul Clinic Community has brought great relief to women in the community and other parts of Monrovia.
By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba-Edited by Jonathan Browne