29 entrepreneurs in Ward 16, Gwanda district graduated on Thursday last week after successfully completing six Enterprise Development Modules training offered by Hand in Hand Zimbabwe under its Jobs Creation Project(JCP).
The organisation offers business training as one of its key pillars in empowering vulnerable communities and individuals through the Hand in Hand Business Development Model. Participants undertaking business training are expected to complete Six Key Modules over an intense six-month period culminating in graduation and issuance of certificates.
Attending the graduation ceremony were various stakeholders from Government Ministries and the local leadership who commended Hand in Hand Zimbabwe interventions in Gwanda District.
The guest of Honour Emmanuel Moyo said the project has greatly impacted the lives of community members as they have received accurate business acumen on entrepreneurship.
“This has resulted in members starting sustainable income-generating projects,” he said.
Gwanda Area Manager, Sabelo Marupe said the graduation ceremony provided a platform to award the Self Help Group (SHG) members with the well-deserved Certificates of Participation after undergoing intensive business management trainings.
He added that he was impressed by the fact that after undergoing the modular trainings, SHG members successfully established enterprises which have in-turn yielded increased household income.
The graduating members have collectively established goat production and baking enterprises.
Hand in Hand Zimbabwe implements sustainable interventions that contribute to coping strategies against challenges such as food insecurity, poverty and unemployment.
This, the organization achieves by inclusive economic empowerment of target population through delivering modular entrepreneurial development training, which is integrated with cross-cutting components such as motivation, health, gender, and environment and other intervention responsive technical skills training.