Empowering women through technical training
Millions of rural women in Africa earn small amounts of extra income for their families through petty trading. However, when it comes to technical and vocational training to run small businesses, women are often sidelined in favour of men. In Malawi, a technical training organisation, TEVETA, is offering women the chance to learn more advanced skills, including those typically associated with men, such as welding and fabrication. And the organisation has been working with a local female MP, who is passionate about improving the access of women and girls to training and microfinance. Excello Zidana reports, speaking to the MP herself and a TEVETA centre manager.
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