Women welding, grinding, drilling and cutting
This is what you will see when you visit the GreenBoyz Energy company, which recently started a skills training-to-work programme at its premises in Deal Party.
GreenBoyz Energy managing and technical director Shaun Jackson said in the past eight months 22 women had received training at the company, an eco-friendly designer and manufacturer of alternative energy products.
While the company is perhaps best known for the Rhinowasher, a portable hand-operated clothes washer, its other product lines include making portable solar geysers and manual borehole pumps.
Jackson said the women were trained by a team of seven managers on a three-week course, after which they can either use the skills they have learnt to start their own businesses or apply for employment elsewhere.
Some of the women are also selected to stay on at the company, working there full-time.
– Cindy Preller
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