The Perak Women’s Affairs Department will establish links with respective community colleges in the state for the benefit of single mothers. By doing so, training opportunities offered by the colleges will be made available for potential candidates.
This is one way to make the hard-working and industrious from among the group to be self-reliant and productive. The link-up will also enable them to hone their business skills since the colleges provide courses in commerce.
“For starters, a course in baking will be introduced at the Batu Gajah Community College,” said Dato’ Hamidah Osman, Executive Councillor for Women’s Affairs to Ipoh Echo when met after a cheque-presentation ceremony held at the multi-purpose hall of the State Secretariat Building, Ipoh recently.
Seven mock cheques with a total sum of RM67,000 were presented to seven associations representing single mothers in the state. The money will be used to fund the associations’ activities.
Prior to the ceremony the audience, comprising of members of the seven associations, were briefed on ways to improve their economic well-being. Hamidah firmly believed that given the chance these women can prosper.
“What they lack is opportunity,” she remarked.