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Women at Work – from students to graduates

Dr Magda Robalo, Head of the Word Health Organisation in Namibia motivating and encouraging the 74 graduates of the Women at Work Training Centre.

Dr Magda Robalo, Head of the Word Health Organisation in Namibia motivating and encouraging the 74 graduates of the Women at Work Training Centre.

Seventy Home Management students and four Cleaning and Hospitality students received their certificates and diplomas at a graduation ceremony held by The Women at Work Training Centre late in November. The Women At Work Training Centre strives to alleviate unemployment amongst Namibian women.
Bank Windhoek has been supporting the Women at Work Training Centre for a number of years because they believe that the Centre is making a difference in the lives of many single mothers who have to support their families. “By supporting Women at Work, Bank Windhoek is assisting in empowering women who are still vulnerable in the community said Elzita Beukes, Communication Practitioner: Stakeholder Engagement at the bank.

Beukes emphasised that there are only a few institutions that offer these women the opportunity to equip themselves with skills to enter the formal working sector. “Women at Work equips them with quality education, supported by practical learning and assessment of their work. Mothers will ensure their knowledge and skills are passed on to their children thus encouraging their communities to strive for a better education” she said.
Joy Howes, Office Manager in Charge of the Employment Bureau at Women at Work said, it is wonderful to see Namibian women begin to dream and discover that they can take their destiny in their own hands and that by working hard they can obtain better living conditions for their families. Howes said education and training still remain the most important tools to ensure social and economic growth and thus the transformation of Namibia.
The guest speaker, Dr Magda Robalo, Head of the World Health Organisation in Namibia, motivated and encouraged the students emphasising the importance of being punctual, loyal, hard working and the importance of communication and of continuing their studies. The Women at Work Training Centre is a registered welfare organisation.

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