Coen Welsh | Nov 14, 2017 | 0
Sanlam donates to Women at Work
Sanlam Namibia, as part of its corporate social responsibility, donated N$20 000 to Women at Work, a non-profit organisation that aims to provide skills training and development to women.
The donation took place at the fourth graduation ceremony of the organisation where several women were awarded with certificates upon completing a series of practical training in Home Management, Cleaning and Hospitality.
“Sanlam Namibia is honoured to be associated with an organisation that exists for the sole purpose of providing key developmental skills to Namibian women from disadvantaged backgrounds. The provision of key practical tools will enable women to gain self-confidence which enables them to create a positive and safe future for themselves, and pull themselves out of poverty,” said Theresia Tjihenuna, marketing and communications consultant at Sanlam during the handover.
Chantel Stroh, general manager of Women at Work, expressed her gratitude to Sanlam and said that the donation will go a long way in contributing towards the organisation’s main objective, which is to sharpen women’s skills in order to improve their lives for the better.
Stroh said, “The need for personal growth and training amongst women has grown to a great extent as more women seek to develop their personal skills in order to progress to more respectable roles in society and support themselves and their families financially. We have become one of a few training organisations for women focused on reducing poverty and unemployment amongst women. We now have several different trainers coming in throughout every course to teach the students on their field of expertise. These include finances, needlework, plant care, personal branding and security.”