A Report on the just concluded 3 days Women Empowerment Initiative on Pastry – Making at Igbogbo, Ikorodu. Lagos State.
Ms. Ibukun (Instructor)
The training took off at exactly 12:15 pm on Thursday, 15th of July, 2021 with Ibukun as the Instructor and the women present.
On Day 1 of the training (15/7/21), the women were taught how to make EGG ROLLS, PUFF PUFF, and DOUGHNUTS.
It was an interactive session as the women and the instructor were able to work together in making the 3 different pastries.
On Day 2 of the training (16/7/21), the women were taught how to make SMALL CHOPS (Samosa, spring rolls, puff puff & pepper gizzard), CHIN CHIN, and FISH ROLLS. It was a collective effort of both the women and their instructor.
At the end of day 2, the women were grouped into 3 for a practical session the following day, where each group will make something from what they have been taught.
On Day 3 of the training (17/7/21), the women were able to showcase some of the things they have learned in groups. They were taught how to market their businesses and also manage their finance.
During the course of the training, it was observed that the women were really happy with what they are learning as some of them were already getting prospective customers for their products.
The interest shown by the women was of great encouragement to their instructor and the Chiyowo team at large.
At the end of the 3 days training, the women were awarded certificates of participation and also given seed money as start-up cash flow for their business.
After the training, the women agreed to put all they have learned to practice, not just for their own personal use but also for business purposes as that’s the main driver of the Project, to empower women in these tough times.
We Chiyowo and Talscent are truly thankful! One of the women kicked off her business the week following the training. It was a great height of joy for ChiYoWo and Talscent and an encouragement to other women.
ChiYoWo will be monitoring the growth process of the women for the next 3 months. We would journey along with them through weekly phone calls and monthly visits to help them through the first step to growth and evaluate their process.