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Femmies to transfer skills

Four of the 16 Femmies who graduated on Wednesday from a four month programme that enhances their entrepreneurial skills and teaches them how to manage their business. (L-R) Tanya Stroh, Tulipamwe Designs, Rauna Aron, AR & Daughters Investment, Monica Lopez, Soakuddly and Michelle Ngaranwgombe, Mich Solar Lighting. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni).

Four of the 16 Femmies who graduated on Wednesday from a four month programme that enhances their entrepreneurial skills and teaches them how to manage their business. (L-R) Tanya Stroh, Tulipamwe Designs, Rauna Aron, AR & Daughters Investment, Monica Lopez, Soakuddly and Michelle Ngaranwgombe, Mich Solar Lighting. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni).

The second intake of FEMMIES graduated from the FEMTECH experiential learning programme on Wednesday, where sixteen women entrepreneurs that went through an intensive four month programme graduated.
The group were trained on different aspects that included how to identify their target market, work with cash flow, evaluation of their business and how to deal with obstacles they face in their businesses.
Utete Karimbue Mupaine,Chairperson of Bokamoso Entrepreneurial Trust, who read the speech on behalf of the Hon. Councillor Moses Shiikwa, Chairperson of the Management Committee of the City of Windhoek, said that this is the time when women should be honoured for their hard work and talents.” “Educational attainment and economic participation are the key constituents in ensuring the empowerment of women, therefore it is essential for empowering women in all spheres of our society, as a vital element of strong economic growth in any country,” she added.

Dr Jill Sawers, Director of FEMTECH said with emotion,every time she flies above Africa, she can see only the scattering of lights, which is very different from Europe where there is light every where, therefore with programmes like this Africa is being given light one women at a time.“Therefore FEMMIES go into your communities and pass the light on,” she said. Elisabeth Kivimaki, Counsellor for Private Sector Development, Finnish Embassy encouraged the women to do their best to make it big and succeed in the business world and to look up to female role models that have inspired them locally and internationally. FEMTECH Namibia is a collaboration between FEMTECH (Pty)Ltd South Africa and the Bokamoso Entrepreneurial Centre in Windhoek. Financial support was provided by the Trust of the Bokamoso Entrepreneurial Centre and Southern African Innovation Support Programme (SAIS), a development partnership between the Government of Finland and the Governments of Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia.

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