Finalbin village participants complete sewing training

The Finalbin village community witnessed the closing of the weeklong sewing training on 20 December 2021.

This is part of life skills training under the OTDF Community Development Program. These 20 women received technical certificates, recognized by the National Department of Education through the Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) Program nationwide.

Mrs. Josephine Joe a pioneer woman in the initial formation of the Star Mountains Women’s Council commended the association executives.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the life skills sewing training closeup held at the Finalbin community hall, thanked OTDF for organizing with trainers from Kiunga Vocational Center for the training, and acknowledged the association for funding programs beneficial to women and their families.

She was proud to be one of the woman leaders in the initial process, leading to the formation of the Ok Tedi Mine Village Women and Children’s Association.

Kiunga Vocational trainer Mrs. Helen Dupnai appreciated the open participation shown during the sessions and encouraged the women to go out and share the skills gained with their families and community members.

OTDF Manager Program Services Sustainable Development Mr. Andrew Mari congratulated the participants for their achievement and encouraged the women to support each other and the executives of the association.

“You are the role models for women and children, the actions you do today, they will learn from you” Mr. Mari added.

OTDF Media