A percentage of income from the sales of items produced by the mothers at the center will is used to run the PCO Refugee School to give the mothers access to education for their children.PCO is hoping to include other vocational skills such as tie dying, beauty care, soap making, typing and ‘grass root’ industrial technologies to the course offerings. The aim is to provide women with vocational and/or employable skills and an income with which they can support their families and provide a more stable and healthy environment for their children.
At the PCO Mother Skills Training Center Center refugee mothers are empowered through vocational skill training sewing and enabled to improve their overall education through free academic courses offered by international volunteers. Currently the Center is producing beautiful African quilts and bedspreads. PCO is working to establish distribution systems in Europe and America for these products. Money derived from their sales is used to run and expand the skill training program.
There are currently 4 levels of Adult Literacy classes, including a Peace Education Program which focuses on understanding conflict, and learning practical skills for working towards peace in the home, community, and the world. The Health Education Class is mainly about reproductive health and AIDS/HIV, but also includes sanitation and hygiene awareness.
Click here for the Mother Skill Training Center website.