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Rochelle Innes (left), Head: Business Intelligence at Bank Windhoek and Leonie Lubbe (right), General Manager of the Woman at Work Training Centre, celebrating the news of the substantial sponsorship with their students.

Rochelle Innes (left), Head: Business Intelligence at Bank Windhoek and Leonie Lubbe (right), General Manager of the Woman at Work Training Centre, celebrating the news of the substantial sponsorship with their students.

The Women at Work Training Centre has received substantial financial support from a local bank to help the organisation with its work to train and uplift women without skills or employment prospects. The Bank Windhoek Social Investment Fund has donated N$250,000 to the Women at Work Training Centre to purchase tools, equipment and raw materials, and to secure land to eventually build a bigger training centre to accommodate the growing number of students. The Woman at Work Training Centre is a non-profit organisation dedicated to develop semi-skilled, unemployed Namibian women in core service areas.

The general approach is a personal focus on each individual trainee, developing their physical skills, mental abilities, work ethic and emotional intelligence through high quality market correlated training.  The centre is committed to assist successful students to become financially self-reliant by providing them with the prospect of finding secure employment through an efficient employment bureau. This enables them to improve their socio-economic standards and thus contribute directly to poverty reduction in Namibia. Rochelle Innes, Head: Business Intelligence at Bank Windhoek said, “Bank Windhoek congratulates Women at Work on the sterling work that they are doing and implore them to strive for even greater heights.  We wish them continued growth and success with their project.” “A steady, ongoing, multi-faceted approach to raising funds is the foundation upon which a non-profit organisation can grow and deliver more programmes, at affordable prices, to the community it serves. It is imperative that growth and expansion remains affordable, both to the organisation and the community, without sacrificing the quality of service delivery. Increased funding translates into more training programmes to more students”, said Leonie Lubbe, General Manager of Women at Work.

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