TelOne rolls out women empowerment programme 

Source: TelOne rolls out women empowerment programme –Newsday Zimbabwe

The programme is set to enrol 500 women in five districts training in entrepreneurship, financial literacy, leadership, digital marketing and basic information communication technology skills.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS firm, TelOne, in partnership with a local innovation start-up (Batsi Health), has launched a women empowerment programme called BatsiWomen aimed at uplifting the lives of less privileged women across Zimbabwe.

The programme is set to enrol 500 women in five districts training in entrepreneurship, financial literacy, leadership, digital marketing and basic information communication technology skills.

Trained women will become e-health and e-commerce agents under a partnership with ZimSmart Villages (Batsi Health). This first empowerment programme was launched in Redcliffe, Kwekwe, last week.

Speaking at the launch, TelOne spokesperson Melody Harry (pictured) said that was a perfect opportunity for women to find new hope in life and prosperity.

“Some women had lost hope but this programme will go a long way in empowering women.

TelOne has five corporate social investment pillars where girls and women empowerment forms part of the pillars.

“We have been active in girls’ empowerment and we felt it was high time we engaged women and empowered them and Batsi Health came in as a perfect partner.

“We are going to roll out this programme of empowering women across the country. We believe women have a significant role to play in families and the wider economy in general and their empowerment remains key to our focus as an organisation,” she said.

Batsi Health chief executive officer Admore Jokwiro said the programme was a good start in setting a foundation for women’s empowerment.

“BatsiWomen are agents who enable access to health and e-commerce services in the communities. The training is the foundation upon which the programme delivers these vital services in the communities.

“This programme empowers women to build micro-businesses by leveraging on the Batsi marketplace, promoting health access and financial inclusion for women,” he said.

The training was conducted by a team from Batsi Health. Popular musician and life coach Plaxedes Wenyika and confidence coach Nyaradzo Mavindidze were some of the speakers.

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