Speaking at the graduation ceremony this Saturday the 16th of July 2016, the divisional delegate of employment and vocational training for Ngoketunjia assured the board members of Rural Women’s Centre for Education and Development (RuWCED) that the center will become a Vocational Training Institute by October 2016. Mr. Atengong Andrew revealed that with the prospects of the eventual transformation of the center, RuWCED will have its program designed and closely monitored by the ministry of employment and vocational training while Diplomas will henceforth be signed by His Excellency the Minister of employment and vocational training. He called on the graduates to shun sexual promiscuity and to guard against laziness in-order to put the knowledge gained into full use.
The graduation ceremony brought together graduating students of the 2nd Batch of Computer students and the 1st Batch of Tailoring Students. A total of 18 graduates were awarded certificates commensurate to their knowhow. The laureates demonstrated their skills with a presentation using Microsoft Office Power Point and left onlookers visibly marveled at how much they have learned within the short time. In their presentation, Fulai Rose-Mary and Chayi Prudencia thrilled their audience with RuWCED activities for the year 2015/2016 while demonstrating their mastery of the application.
The occasion served as a farewell party for some three German Volunteers who have been working with RuWCED. The trio Nehle Finsel, Tessa Wilzoch and Helen Boos returns to Germany with their heads held high thanks to being of service to the people of Ngoketunjia through RuWCED. In her speech, Mme Wissiy Vera addressed some nice and kind words for her outgoing colleagues whom she described as being loving and very supportive. She regretted they had to go but promised them that the doors of RuWCED will always be open to welcome them anytime they deem necessary to visit. The RuWCED coordinator then handed some gifts and certificates of service to the Volunteers.
Speaking to the press, Mme Wirsiy Vera was a very excited coordinator who promised to work even harder to put a smile on the faces of the women entrusted in her care. She revealed that RuWCED have started admission of students for the next vocational training year and with the forecasts of the imminent transformation of the center into a Full Vocational Training Institute by the Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, she promised to work extra hard to deserve the honour accorded by the ministry.
The Rural Women Center for Education and Development (RuWCED) is a non for profit organization with mission to educate and empower the women of Ngoketunjia Division. They move round secondary schools to educate the girls on reproductive health and menstruation while at the center, girls and women are trained to gain vocational skills that will help them to generate some income for their families. The center is located below the Ndop District Hospital.
One vocational training year has ended and another begins immediately. Youths especially women are expected to get themselves registered as soon as possible at the center.
BY MBAH ISOFA