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A group of unemployed young women from 16 communities in St. Thomas are now equipped with skills to enable them to start viable income generating projects.
The women were presented with certificates at a graduation ceremony held on December 14, after completing a one-week skills training workshop on gluten and soy milk production and floral arrangement held at the Anglican Church Hall in Morant Bay, St. Thomas.
This was the second in a series of workshops organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in collaboration with the Social Development Commission (SDC) office in St Thomas and Ashanti Enterprise. The first was held in Kingston and involved women from inner-city communities.
On day four of the training session, the women had a variety of bottled soy milk products on display. There were labeled bottled soy beverages, such as punches, beet root soy milk, soy milk and carrot, chocolate soy and soy blended with stout and peanuts.
Floral arrangement skills taught included how to arrange corsages, boutonni