The Training Centre for the Advancement of Women held Sunday in his headquarters in Nouakchott, an exhibition of products made by its students during the school year 2007/2008. Organized under the theme "Women and vocational training", the exhibition was accompanied by a ceremony awarding prizes to the best winners.
This exhibition is accompanied by open days on vocational training of women, aimed to publicize the experience in this field and to educate women about the need to move towards training.
Speaking at the occasion, Minister for the Advancement of Women, Children and Families, Ms. Fatimetou Mint Khattry, said that his department aims to open these days, awareness on the training of women leaders households and girls in school and their integration into active life.
She stressed the importance of jobs and know-how in access to labour markets and production.
The minister considered that the sector for the Advancement of Women, Children and Family, despite the interest which is granted by the state, continues to experience key issues such as unemployment and low access of women to health services, education and tools of production.
Previously, the director of the Institute, Ms. Mint Hetoutou Abdellahi, recalled the missions of this structure created in 1974 to train girls in school in the branches of the tailoring, hairdressing, cooking and l '.
She added that the Centre organizes training in drying meat, vegetables and peppers as well as sewing.
Ms. Mint Hetoutou Abdellahi has also raised the problems at the Centre, including the low level of trainers and inconvenience of equipment.
The ceremony took place in the presence of Ministers of the basic and secondary education and literacy, health and employment, inclusion and Vocational Training and the representative of UNFPA.