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May 2017

Enhancing Employment with the Youth in mind.

By | News

PROWEB has observed that over the past years, a significant portion of young women in Zimbabwe are remaining unemployed for long periods even when they have higher education qualifications. At first glance, it may seem as if the struggles of the young women university students end as soon as they graduate. This has been attributed to the mismatch between the skills being developed by the training system and what is needed in the labour market. It is against this background that PROWEB in collaboration with its partners implemented a training program aimed at building and strengthening the capacity of young women with the necessary skills to enter and remain in the labour market.

The Life Skills Training Program focused on: Interviews, Curriculum/ Career Development, Presentation Skills, Grooming & Etiquette, Goal Setting Leadership, Assertiveness, Confidence, Communication and Reporting Skills, Sexual Harassment at the workplace.

After going through the training the young women were attached to season and experienced professional women and men for work related experience, internships job placement and mentoring. PROWEB is proud to say that through this program it has trained and empowered over 260 youths and have managed to place over 100 youths with different employers in private, public and NGO sector. Due to the hard-work shown by the trained youths, some of them have transitioned into full time employment with very good packages and employers are impressed.

We would like to say thank you to all who contributed to the successful implementation of the project. We therefore invite more organisations to join us and partner with us in alleviating unemployment and producing a competent workforce.

Here are highlights of some of the youths that were placed for internships;

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Tapiwa Matibiri- Pharmacist, Avenues Clinic Pharmacy

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Tatenda Guzuzu- Consultant, Distinctive Consultancy
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Kudzanai Mkwashi-Front Office Personnel, South African Airlines
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Sandra Ndlovu- General Nurse, Avenues Clinic
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Samkeliso Gumede- Agronomist, Spinyard Investments
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Develop your business skills through the PROWEB Business Women’s Training & Mentoring Program

By | Events, Information, News

Learn key skills to run a business!
We know what it’s like to start and grow a business, which is why we’ve developed this training that delivers results. After all, knowledge is the best investment you can make in your business!
Our training features:
• Practical, applicable skills that are 100% relevant to the successful operation of a business
• A range of subjects known to be pivotal to business success
• Different learning approaches including Business Mentoring, Business Plan Development , conference workshops and self-directed study
We are happy to inform that our 2017 program is on the right course as we recently interviewed and selected 60 high female entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe to be part of the program.
Here are some highlights of these powerful women entrepreneurs.

Verity Mutsamwira-– Evergreen Construction and land Developers
From being a Stanbic Bank employee to owning an enterprise, Verity is a proud owner of Evergreen Construction and Land Developers Company in Harare. Her company specializes in civil engineering, land developing, building renovations and maintenance, construction, electric wiring, painting, plumbing, carpentry, floor and wall tiling and roofing gutters among other services. Verity applied for the Business Women’s Training and Mentorship Programme in Entrepreneurship Skills to increase her networking opportunities, acquire access to potential investors/ financing opportunities and enhance her business skills. Verity’s vision for the company is to be the largest corporate in Zimbabwe, employing a large number of employees.
PROWEB also got the chance to visit the site at Harare Polytechnic College and witnessed the great work being done by Verity.
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Verity, one of her employees and PROWEB staff at one of her business sites- Harare Polytechnic College

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Tineyi Hungwe (left), Verity (centre) and Anita Maketo (Right)

Alice Nduna- New Look and Thara Chemicals
New Look and Thara Chemicals is owned by Alice Nduna, a Chemist by profession who developed a passion to manufacture up-market cleaning chemical swhich has been tested and approved by the Standards Association of Zimbabwe. She applied to be part of the PROWEB Business Women’s Training to enhance her business skills, learn about branding, markets and access to regional markets. Alice’s vision of the business is for it to be in the top three of the best cleaning chemicals manufacturers in Zimbabwe.
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Alice Nduna’s employees in white demonstrating the branding process to Tineyi Hungwe with Alice Nduna on the immediate right looking on

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Alice Nduna (Left), showing her products to Tineyi Hungwe (right).

Dade Nxoliso Nxumalo- Lingwe Image Makers (Pvt) Ltd

Image Makers manufactures school wear, sports kits, protective clothing, corporate wear, nurse uniforms, promotional wear and home curtains. Her high quality products have managed to create a good name for Dade as large corporate, schools, individuals and colleges are now demanding for her products. Dade registered for the Business Skills Training to enhance her business skills, learn proper bookkeeping skills and for assistance in capital injection. Dade is aiming at opening branches in other towns, employing skilled personnel and acquiring embroidery machinery to ensure a justified growth in her business.
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Dade at her factory

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Dade (centre) and her employees at the factory