DAR ES SALAAM: UBUNGO District Commissioner Hashim Komba has called for support to victims of human trafficking who benefited from free entrepreneurship training offered by the Daughters of Marry Immaculate (DMI) Spring of Hope Centre.
DC Komba made the plea over the weekend at a graduation ceremony where a total of 63 girls who are victims of human trafficking graduated after completing short course on entrepreneurship.
This is the centre’s 13th graduation ceremony in Dar es Salaam.
The centre has trained 63 girls in various programmes, including tailoring (19), cosmetics and beauty program (20) (19) and ICT (five).
At the graduation ceremony, apart from certificates, the graduates were awarded awarded working tools to enable them start income-generating activities and become financially independent.
He also encouraged the graduates to believe in themselves and not to accept setbacks in their journey to success.
‘’I encourage all graduates not to give up, you should go and make your dream come true by creating self-employment,’’ he said.
He advised the girls to form groups and take advantage of the councils’ loans. The loans aim to empower women, people with disabilities and youth groups.
He also congratulated the graduates for overcoming human trafficking organised by unscrupulous individuals.
On his part, DMI’s Public Relations Officer, Erick Kimashi noted that the victims are from various regions include Kigoma, Tanga, Ruvuma, Dodoma, Simiyu, Rukwa, Njombe, Iringa, Singida, Mwanza, Dar es Salaam, Coast and Kilimanjaro.
He asked other development stakeholders to collaborate with the centre in providing education to young girls, especially those at risk of human trafficking.
He noted that the centre has also assisted low-income women, with 57 women’s groups and 4,000 members being trained.