Over three hundred women have acquired tailoring and home craft skills at Tiyende Women Development Center (TWDC) in Balaka district since it opened its doors in 1989.
Tiyende Women Development Center Principal Linley Hussein said during this year’s graduation ceremony that since it opened its doors in 1989, many women who walked through the corridors of the center have effectively contributed towards the development of the country especially in the health sector among others.
Hussein said several others are saving both public and private hospitals as home craft workers.
“We have a component of nutrition in home craft course, which assist many graduates acquire jobs in hospitals and others organisations as social workers,” said Hussein.
She added that “many others have embarked on tailoring businesses and are employing others in their shops using the skills acquired here at Tiyende.”
One of 2012 graduates Clara M’dzinga said she is determined to work towards the development of her community and the country with home craft skills acquired at Tiyende.
M’dzinga said she is also assured of self employment and become an employer in few years with resources permitting.
Tiyende Women Development Center is an arm of Andiamo youth cooperative trust, which has a secondary school, a technical college and a technological pole under the education sector.