Mon, 29 May 2017 10:53:08 +0000
By Sandra Machima
ZAMBIAN Breweries has empowered five less privileged graduates from the House of Moses orphanage in Lusaka with sewing machines to help them start up their own tailoring businesses.
The five recently graduated in a tailoring course from the practical skills development centre which was located at the orphanage.
And Zambian Breweries corporate affairs director Ezekiel Sekele said the company was committed to helping and empowering people to improve their lives.
Mr Sekele said the story of the House of Moses empowerment of five graduates to start tailoring business was a good project to support due to the immediate benefit they could make for their livelihood.
He said through its empowerment programme, the company believed in bringing people together for a better community.
“We support entrepreneurs, whether directly linked to our value chain or not, because we believe in growing livelihoods and supporting the change that young people in business can bring to our country,” he said.
And House of Moses executive director Daisy Muzukutwa said the orphanage started an empowerment programme this year for vulnerable families to offer them developmental skills.
Ms Muzukutwa said most of the children at the orphanage were abandoned in communities and brought to the centre by social and community development officials working with the medical personnel.
She said the orphanage decided to offer development skills such as tailoring to the community for their sustainability.
The orphanage is managed by the Christian Alliance of Churches in Zambia and currently taking care of 32 children who are under three years old