Bank Windhoek donates to Women at Work

02 Jun 2013 06:00
WINDHOEK, 02 JUN (NAMPA) - Bank Windhoek on Friday donated N.dollars 250 000 to the training and skills development of women at the Women at Work Training Centre.
The centre aims to combat unemployment among Namibian women by equipping them with skills in home management, needlework, cooking, workplace development, cleaning and hospitality.
In a media statement issued here on Friday, Bank Windhoek's Communication Practitioner Toivo Mvula said the funds donated will be used to strengthen these courses as well as to introduce new courses such as child minding and entrepreneurship.
?Bank Windhoek is committed to alleviate unemployment and poverty which affects many Namibians,? Mvula said.
He added that the centre has successfully trained 170 women in home management and other courses last year, and it also places the trained students into the workforce by finding jobs for them.
General Manager of Women at Work, Chantel Stroh was quoted in the statement as saying students of Women at Work are grateful for the support from Bank Windhoek for them to gain skills and training.
?This support is what makes Women at Work what it is, trying to give an educational opportunity to many women to be able to support their families,? said Stroh.