More than 100 women in Lamu get free vehicle driving lessons

More than 100 women in Lamu get free vehicle driving lessons

A great day for the ladies in Lamu as more than 100 women from Mpeketoni in Lamu West Sub-County have successfully received their free driving lessons for vehicles and motorcycles. The programme, sponsored by Lamu Woman Representative Shakila Abdalla Mohamed through the National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF), said the action was to help women acquire the necessary skills so that they will be able to find jobs.

“Our aim is to equip Lamu women with these driving licenses so that the proportion of the female workforce participating in nation building increases. We want women to get the first priority especially during employment when the Lapsset [project is complete]. All we are doing is preparing these women to benefit from and acquire their rightful employment space at the Lapsset,” said Ms Shakilla.

“As a society we should be looking at ways of making our women and youth to be part of our economic development. We need to understand that gender stereotyping can be as damaging for men as it can be for women.
“I will engage women and youth from different communities in Lamu and give them support and make Lamu our pride,” she added.

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