Guyana partners with Muslim Organization to train single moms

Masjid Nur-ul-Islam at Tuschen, New Scheme, East Bank Essequibo

In 2009, Guyana’s Board of Industrial Training, Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security trained some 375 single parents in a variety of skills.  The training areas include Garment Construction, Catering, Cosmetology, Information Technology, Child Care and Care for the Elderly.

The Board partnered with the Central Islamic Organization of Guyana (CIOG) and other trainers to deliver the training program to the identified clientele.  61 persons were trained at Tuschen Masjid  in Garment Construction and in Catering while 40 persons were trained in those areas at the Adelphi Masjid . Having trained 101 persons CIOG was the second largest trainer of the entire program with the largest trainer training 118 persons.

The Ministry  launched this program at the Umana Yana where 65,000 dollars  (USD$315.00 ) was distributed to 253 persons to purchase basic tools required to start a small business in the trade area in which they were trained.

In a press release Aleema Nasir, the Chairperson of CIOG’s Women’s Arm said that “CIOG continues to collaborate with all stake holders to empower one of the most vulnerable groups in our society.” CIOG was represented at this launching by the coordinator of this program Ms. Sherry.

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