KOLLAM: Amrita University’s Ammachi Labs conducted a five-day counselling workshop for women on its Amritapuri campus near here. The workshop was an extension of the successfully-concluded Women Empowerment (WE) project co-funded by UNDEF.
Nearly 3000 women from Kerala and Tamil Nadu had benefited from this employment- oriented vocational training programme for rural women. The workshop ended with a valedictory function held on May 31. Karunagappally Munsiff and Chief First Class Magistrate Bijukumar and district protection officer Taahira Biwi graced the occasion.
The participants of the workshop were those who had undergone training in various vocational skills, such as jewellery making, plumbing, fabric painting, etc. The workshop equipped the participants to act as counsellors for women of their respective localities, providing them adequate knowledge of their rights and duties and enabling them to be a part of the decision-making process.
The workshop was attended by over 60 women from Kerala and TN. The workshop was conducted for participants and facilitators of the vocational training programme provided by Ammachi Labs, so that they are equipped with necessary social and legal knowledge that are required to provide counselling for the public.