Bukavu, 08 March, 2022 / 9:15 pm (ACI Africa).
On the annual event of the International Women’s Day (IWD) marked March 8, officials of a development entity of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have reviewed their programs that seek to empower “young women and girls” across the globe, including Africa.
“Salesian missionaries living and working in more than 130 countries are focused on achieving gender equality through programs targeted specifically for young women and girls,” officials of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of SDB, say in their Tuesday, March 8 report.
The programs, Salesian Missions officials add, “strive to empower young women and girls by providing opportunities for education and training that lead to livable wage employment.”
In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the officials say, “The Salesian Tuwe Wafundi School of Trades, part of the Don Bosco Center in Bukavu, welcomed 21 girls and young women who asked to learn a profession traditionally reserved for men, such as bricklayer, carpenter, mechanic and welder.”
They add, “A conference was held for these students with Marie Claire, a woman entrepreneur who is responsible for a local carpentry workshop.”