In the computer classroom, these young mothers learned an introduction to computers, Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Publisher, and Internet and typing speed. This batch of young mothers faced the unique challenge of the local electricity supply being cut nearly every single day for the past several months, forcing us to be much more reliant on backup generator power than usual.
On the business side, these young mothers learned the basics of entrepreneurship and how to choose, start and manage a small business. Four group enterprises were formed and business plans written for two restaurant groups, an event decorating business and a handmade fabrics business. Each group discussed what was needed to start its business in terms of supplies, time and capital, and formed a plan to accomplish each goal. A fifth group was also formed aiming to help those more interested in traditional employment, including how to write a cover letter and CV.