Mangaluru, Sep 16: In order to empower women in a self-employable trade, the CODP® Mangaluru had organized a month-long training in tailoring at Chelairu in August. This course was conducted under the NRM project of CODP and CEI Italy. The valedictory programme of the course was organized at Chelairu Panchayath Sabha Bhavan on September 13, 2021. The programme began with a prayer led by Jyothi Daya SHG members of CODP.
Lenet Gonsalves, programme manager of CODP; Shilpa DSouza, SPARSHA coordinator; Rekha, Chelairu gram panchayat member; Pushpaveni, animator CODP; and Hithakshi, tailoring instructor were present on the dais.
Celine DSouza, SHG member welcomed the gathering. Lenet Gonsalves congratulated the students for successfully completing their tailoring class, which was organized through the initiative of CODP. She also spoke on the significance of self-employment and encouraged women to continue their work with a positive spirit.
Hithakshi was felicitated by the students and staff of CODP. Three trainees shared their experience and positive feedback regarding the tailoring course. They thanked CODP for organizing and identifying them for this course and CEI for supporting this project. “The training has indeed developed our skills further”, they expressed.
Certificates were awarded to 39 women trainees who had undergone the month-long training in tailoring. Before concluding the programme, Shilpa took up a session on Cancer and also presented a video documentary on the topic. Lenet spoke on Covid-19 precautionary measures, such as ‘SMS’ (Social distancing, use of face Masks and Sanitizers).
Asha Rodrigues compered the program and Molly Furtado proposed the vote of thanks. Total participants present were 46.