Efforts to empower women in Puncak Borneo intensified

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PADAWAN: Efforts to amplify women’s socio-economic activities, particularly in the Puncak Borneo area, continue to be strengthened.

As such, numerous initiatives have been carried out to enhance the abilities of women and thereby expand their economic opportunities.

Puncak Borneo Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Willie Mongin lauded the initiatives and expressed optimism that other state constituencies could adopt them.

“Our service centre has hosted numerous courses and skill-building programmes, including culinary, handicrafts and others.

“And today, we’re holding classes in weaving and sewing.

“In order to help low-income women boost their income, our concentration is on the B40 group, single mothers as well as other women.

“It is hoped that such programmes can empower women economically,” he said at a press conference after officiating at the sewing and weaving courses here, yesterday.

Elaborating further, Willie added that he intended to organise a social media exposure programme to encourage local women to advertise their products through digital marketing channels in order to expand their marketing opportunities.

He therefore made an appeal for assistance from diverse parties in order to accomplish the goal of empowering women.

“If any organisation that has knowledge that can benefit our women, we welcome them with open arms so that they can help us here,” he added.

The two-day event is a collaboration of the Women and Family Department Sarawak (JWKS) with Puncak Borneo service centre and Puncak Borneo Women Association.

The programme began yesterday with participation from 60 local women in total.

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