First Lady Sandra Granger on Thursday launched a business/entrepreneurship workshop at the Good Hope Learning Centre for a group of women in that community.
The workshop is being conducted by Wayne Barrow from Interweave Solutions and is geared towards creating self-reliance by providing participants with the necessary training to implement and promote their own business plans.
The overarching aim is to empower rural women and teach them to manage and sustain their small entrepreneurial ventures.
The First Lady explained that this model that is being used has been tried and tested by Interweave Solutions and proven to be successful in places like Africa, and parts of Central and South America.
“A lot of our women don’t realise that they do have skills that they can market and be successful entrepreneurs,” said Mrs Granger.
She noted that programmes like these unlock the business potential of women across Guyana hence providing the skills for them to improve their lives.
“We are trying this programme here, we want to encourage the women and empower them so that they use their skills and learn to be successful and make some money in the process,” the First Lady stated.
The programme which is being funded by the Office of the First Lady is also expected to be launched in Linden shortly and based on the results; it will then be expanded to other communities across the country.