Training of trainers certification | 2018


UN Women has partnered with De Beers Group in a programme aimed at enhancing the capacity of 500 women micro-entrepreneurs and co-operatives in South Africa (in Musina and Blouberg local municipalities), Namibia and Botswana. The capacity building will entail training of individual micro-entrepreneurs on business and life skills. Members of co-operatives will also receive training to enhance their entrepreneurial and leadership skills. A programme of support called Acceleration of Women Micro-Entrepreneurs (AWOME) has been developed to be implemented from 2018 to 2020.

Training of Trainers Workshop

The strategic focus of the training, was to harness the skills of the trainers in-order to ensure that knowledge in the communities is imparted in a professional, efficient and proactive manner.

  • Hand in Hand hosted a 2-week training for trainers who will be actively implementing the project in the communities of Musina and Blouberg for the entire project duration. The training was held at the Merope Casino in Polokwane on the 8th and 9th of October 2018. Two modules on "Improve Your Business" (IYB) and "Start and Improve your Business" (SIYB) were covered during the training.

AWOME Project Launch

  • All stakeholders, women entrepreneurs and business trainers attended the project launch gala dinner where anticipated success was celebrated.

Training of Entrepreneurs workshop

  • The AWOME project is geared to empower and uplift the lives of women in business. A 1-week training for 56 women entrepreneurs was held in November 2018 and certificates of attendance were issued.

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