Bonsu (Nkoranza South), Oct. 3, 2023
The National Women’s Wing of the Islamic Mission Secretariat has reiterated the benefits of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the process of socioeconomic development of the people, particularly women and Ghana at large.
TVET is one of the possible ways to curb unemployment and facilitate speedy nation building, Mrs. Mariam Nketia-Suleman, the Secretary, Islamic Mission Secretariat (Women’s wing) emphasized.
Mrs. Nketia-Suleman was addressing their 25 Annual Conference held at Bonsu in the Nkoranza South Municipality of the Bono East Region.
The four-days Conference from Thursday to Sunday was on the theme: “Promoting Technical and Vocational Training for Sustainable National Development, The Role of a Muslim Woman”.
It was to give the Muslim woman handy skills and empower them to be economically independent and viable for their livelihoods improvement and sustainability.
Mrs. Nketia-Suleman noted the fact that one could not go to the University does not stop the person from becoming what he or she wants to become, therefore encouraged Muslim Women to guide their children and give them proper direction to acquire handy skills.
She observed that the TVET has numerous benefits than one can think of, advised mothers not to hesitate to embrace the opportunity and take each and every bit advantage of it by motivating their children and to undertake TVET education both in school and practical learning centres.
As part of activities of the conference, participants were trained in fresh yogurt preparation for them to have what they can depend on for poverty alleviation.
The 24 annual conference held last year at Techiman, the Bono East Regional Capital was also used to train participants in liquid soap and detergent making.
Sheikh Harun Ahmed Apaw, the National President of the Islamic Mission Secretariat noted the TVET cans help both the individuals themselves and the country.
TVET contribute greatly to development of Nations and continents in the World, he emphasized.
The Wing therefore appealed for materials support including tools and machines to establish their proposed vocational training center for the benefits of women and young girls.
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