DEAF YOUTH IN TANGA ATTENDED TRAINING PROGRAM ON SOAP MAKING
Deaf youth in Tanga Region under the umbrella of CHAVITA, (Chama cha Viziwi Tanzania) have attended soap making training program for the purpose of starting enterprises that will generate income and fight against poverty among them. Large percent of deaf in Tanga have incomes below poverty line and have no assets to cushion themselves against shock; they are more vulnerable socially and economically. It is from this fact, deaf youth approached SIDO Tanga with a request of training the members of CHAVITA in Tanga and Korogwe Districts on soap making.
SIDO Tanga Organized and conducted a training program to 30 members of CHAVITA Tanga District and 22 members of CHAVITA Korogwe District for three days on January, 2015. Participants were trained on Liquid soap, bar soap, Disinfectant and hand wash soap.
Trainers were from SIDO Tanga and Bahati Solution Company from Kibaha -Pwani
The training was sponsored by Abilis foundation from Dar Es Salaam.
The training programme was officially closed by Mr Gurumo the Regional Manager- SIDO Tanga, who advised participants to use the skills acquired effectively so that they can increase their sources of income. He also advised them to utilize other services provided by SIDO such as marketing and information and financial services. On other hand, participants testified that they enjoyed the training and saw it as an opportunity to fight against poverty among them.