printer friendly versionPrint
Connections
(from ONE June 2017)

Dignity for Women
Posted: 12 Jun 2017

In May, CNEWA received a brief update on a remarkable project we are privileged to support in Ethiopia: the Meki Kidist Mariam Skill Training Center.

The center is located in the parish compound of Meki Kidane Mehret Catholic Cathedral, about 140 miles south of Addis Ababa.

As our regional director Argaw Fantu in Ethiopia notes:
“In the town of Meki are many women who not only care for their homes and their children, but often they are the breadwinners for the family. Despite this, they have less status then men.

“To improve this situation, Bishop Abraham Desta of Meki has invited the community of St. Paul Lay Missionaries to do something as a church for these desperate women. With the creative engagement of Maria Jose Morales, administrator of the training center, many women are now receiving training in hairdressing, cooking, sewing and running a women’s cooperative.

“CNEWA support is supporting their efforts, to accompany the service of the church in Meki for these needy women.”