During the visit, the guests learned about all of the work being done at EBLI, with a particular focus on the economic empowering activities being carried out by Michael Leen and other EBLI staff members, such as Lucy Metha who unfortunately was unable to join us this day. Additionally, the guests toured the facilities and met with young mothers currently studying computers and also those who are enrolled in the secondary education program. Finally, a few brave souls from the secondary education class stood up in front of the guests and practiced their English, offering short snippets about their life. It made us proud to see our students speak with such confidence and conviction in front of the guests.
After visiting the EBLI office, the group traveled to the Mahina neighborhood to visit the businesses of Suzan Silas, a young mother who previously completed EBLI computer literacy and business training. There the group had a chance to interact with Suzan, see her businesses firsthand, and even enjoy a lunchtime meal in her restaurant.
Many thanks to Maryknoll Lay Missioners for providing EBLI with lay missioner, Michael Leen, and for the wonderful opportunity to interact with the participants of the FAB program! Karibuni tena - you are welcome again!