A faith based non-governmental organisation, dedicated to the welfare of people who work in various capacities in Churches, has offered to train no less than 200 people in sustainable entrepreneurship skills.
According to Pastor Celestine Aneke, President/Visionary Leader, Pastors’ Wife Welfare Organisation International (PWWOI), the trainees will engage in various Agro-entrepreneurship and other skills offered by the group in the last quarter of June.
He also said on Sunday in Port Harcourt that the training slated for Port Harcourt would mostly involve Pastors’ wives, female Ministers and Church workers.
He also said that widows and orphans of pastors and retired Pastors were expected to benefit from the skills acquisition by the group as part of its 2019 project.
He said the group’s project would ensure that beneficiaries acquired sustainable skills in addition to Church work irrespective of denominations or ministry differences.
He said that trainees would be in various skills’ group including Snails, fish and poultry farming; crop production; farm management, exercise book production; how to write a book; and T-Shirt branding.
He said that the trainees would also be groomed on Bread, cake, and dough baking; chin-chin and puff-puff making; Weave-on oil production; perfume production; Gele-tying; make-up; and tie and dye.
Aneke said that a General Class in Business Financing, customer management, how to do NAFDAC product registration as well as business name registration at Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) would be offered by PWWOI to the trainees.
He said that PWWOI would be pleased to partner with interested corporate bodies and good spirited individuals on the project.
According to him, the group’s vision includes having a united and caring pastors wives and female ministers who love and care for each other irrespective of denominational or ministry differences.
“We want to have pastors’ wives and female ministers who do not lack care after their spouses have gone to be with the Lord.
“Our vision is to have pastors’ wives and female ministers who are still zealous and vibrant at doing at doing the work of the ministry after their spouses have gone to be with the Lord.
“And to have pastors’ wives and female ministers who have integrity and are living by the standard of the Bible
“We are interested to have pastors’ wives and female ministers who are prosperous in their personal life endeavours and so on,’’ Aneke said.
According to the group, pastors wives are relegated to the background and their welfare not considered a duty in various denominations irrespective of their labour and restlessness in the body of Christ.
Aneke said: “Their husbands are always taken away for functions, their kitchens and refrigerators invaded by church members.“Their marriages are threatened and their privacies taken away from them, no adequate medical care during health challenges especially those in the rural areas, abandoned on retirement or when their spouses are no more.’’