Against the backdrop of August as Woman’s Month we have made great strides with the adult programs. There was a special focus on empowering and developing the core of community and family in our village, and indeed the world – Woman.
We held a two evening workshops focusing on Communication & handling conflict with Annemie Coetzee, who is a Social Worker/Counselor in private practice, specifically for woman in our Paternoster community. The course focused on each woman understanding her-self and imparted guidance in being the best she can be within her family, as a women, mother and wife. 12 lovely ladies graduated from the workshop and have expressed a wish that it be an ongoing enrichment which we are currently working towards realizing with Annemie’s experienced guidance in leading these self enrichment groups.
We are also celebrating with the first two graduating classes for the beginner computer courses run by Marina Enslin and Nerissa Coraisin. Both classes learnt so much, did exams and are ready to move onto the next level. The next beginner’s class starts 20 August and will be taught by Annelize Botha. As we all know in this digital age computer skills are an invaluable tool for people wanting to get a job or just understand more of the world around us.
Our ladies weekly sewing group is working full steam ahead preparing for the Paternoster Seafood Festival, where they have a stall, as well as getting other orders out.
They do urgently need a sewing machine or two! We currently only have one old machine to share between all the industrious ladies – if you have a machine you can donate please do contact us. It will help us enormously in generating funds for all the projects we are embarking on to uplift and empower our lovely community in Paternoster.
We would like to take a moment to wish all the woman, mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, friends in our lives a happy and empowering August , Thank you for being you!
*If you can’t find a good role model, be one * Gale Ann Hurd