CAWI recently trained and graduated IDPs in Computer Training. Initially, 12 women enrolled for the program but Seven effectively completed the program which focused on; MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Publisher and Introduction to Internet. The free training program ran in two modules from 25 to 29 of February and 3rd to 10 of March 2020.
The Certificate Award Ceremony took place on Tuesday, March 10th, at the ERuDeF Conference hall. It was attended by all the trainees of the ICT Training Program, the facilitator of the training and the entire CAWI team. The event began with an opening prayer by one of the trainees, Chem Fabiola. She thanked CAWI and praised God for this life changing opportunity.
A speech was later read by the Director of CAWI, Mrs. Lucia Nkembi who was the chairperson of the event. She expressed joy as CAWI is proud to award certificates to the internally displaced girls after the training. In her speech, she encouraged the young internally displaced girls to use the skills acquired from the training to gain employment. She also assured the girls that if they were in need of further training on more computer modules, they should feel free to come back to CAWI. She concluded by advising the girls to put up a good conduct, as they are now ambassadors of CAWI and wished them the best in life.
The event proceeded with the handing of the certificates to the Internally Displaced girls, together with a gift from CAWI which included a CAWI T-shirt and a Flyer.
The program facilitator, Mr. Alang Paul also addressed the trainees. He expressed satisfaction with the trainees who were assiduous, committed, vibrant and enthusiastic He concluded by wishing them well as they go ready for the job market.
The event ended with the trainees expressing great joy and accomplishment as they were able to partake in the ICT training program. Neshi Lovelyn said this was the way forward to her. With this knowledge, she can proudly apply to work as a secretary anywhere. Okie Glory said she was displaced from Nguti, where her uncle who sponsored her in school was shot dead at the beginning of the crisis. Since then she has not been able to enroll in school, but with the skills acquired from the training, life will be made easier for her as she can now get a job as a secretary.
The event rounded off with snap shots. Excitement could be seen in the faces of the IDPs as they each showed their certificates to others, confident of themselves in acquiring jobs in the nearest future. These smiles bring to reality CAWI goals of Empowering women and girls for a brighter future.