Womandla! book launch empowers women

2019-01-31 06:21
Rolene Miller

Rolene Miller

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The voluntary work of the Mosaic Training Service and Healing Centre for Women will no longer be expressed in spoken word, but stored in black and white as the founder, Rolene Miller, has decided to pen it down.

Being a social worker by profession, Miller believes that sharing experiences and empowering one another is vital in fighting the scourge of violence.

Yestreday, she launched her book, titled Womandla! Women Power, at the Jacob Gitlin Library in Gardens. This comes 25 years after she founded the centre.

Mosaic started by offering counselling training to women from disadvantaged communities of Cape Town, producing social auxiliary workers over the years and reaching a large number of abused women, some of whom also became trainers and joined the organisation.

It also helps women with court processes when seeking protection. It operates in 14 courts around Cape Town and as far as Atlantis, Worcester and Paarl.

Miller says the book is full of true-life experiences that teach women how to become self-empowered and powerful.

Remembering why she founded the NGO and what can be expected from the book, Miller says: “I wanted to expose the issue of abuse, which is still taboo in many cultures. It is not spoken about, and abused women are ashamed of being abused.”

“It (the book) is ultimately written to reach a wider audience about the lessons that were learnt at Mosaic. The public can expect a human story about 10 grassroots and poorly educated trainees who studied for one year when I taught them social work skills. It is a story of their graduation and their self-empowerment. It is about love, faith in God, respect, trust, honesty and caring that we shared during our training year together.”

Some of the organisation’s graduates and abuse survivors had an input in the book, giving testimonies, comments and a word of thought for abuse victims.

About 1000 hard copies are ready to be purchased and will be available at bookstores at a cost of R230 per book.

V Entry to the launch is free but attendees are urged to RSVP to 021 462 5088 or admin@gitlinlibrary.co.za. It starts at 17:30 for 18:00.

The voluntary work of the Mosaic Training Service and Healing Centre for Women will no longer be expressed in spoken word, but stored in black and white as the founder, Rolene Miller, has decided to pen it down.

Being a social worker by profession, Miller believes that sharing experiences and empowering one another is vital in fighting the scourge of violence.

On Wednesday 30 January she will launch her book titled Womandla! Women Power, at the Jacob Gitlin Library in Gardens. This comes 25 years after she founded the centre.

Mosaic started by offering counselling training to women from disadvantaged communities of Cape Town, producing social auxiliary workers over the years and reaching a large number of abused women, some of whom also became trainers and joined the organisation.

It also helps women with court processes when seeking protection. It operates in 14 courts around Cape Town and as far as Atlantis, Worcester and Paarl.

Miller says the book is full of true-life experiences that teach women how to become self-empowered and powerful.

Remembering why she founded the NGO and what can be expected from the book, Miller says: “I wanted to expose the issue of abuse, which is still taboo in many cultures. It is not spoken about, and abused women are ashamed of being abused.”

“It (the book) is ultimately written to reach a wider audience about the lessons that were learnt at Mosaic. The public can expect a human story about 10 grassroots and poorly educated trainees who studied for one year when I taught them social work skills. It is a story of their graduation and their self-empowerment. It is about love, faith in God, respect, trust, honesty and caring that we shared during our training year together.”

Some of the organisation’s graduates and abuse survivors had an input in the book, giving testimonies, comments and a word of thought for abuse victims.

About 1000 hard copies are ready to be purchased and will be available at bookstores at a cost of R230 per book.

V Entry to the launch is free but attendees are urged to RSVP to 021 462 5088 or admin@gitlinlibrary.co.za. It starts at 17:30 for 18:00.

The voluntary work of the Mosaic Training Service and Healing Centre for Women will no longer be expressed in spoken word, but stored in black and white as the founder, Rolene Miller, has decided to pen it down.

Being a social worker by profession, Miller believes that sharing experiences and empowering one another is vital in fighting the scourge of violence.

On Wednesday 30 January she will launch her book titled Womandla! Women Power, at the Jacob Gitlin Library in Gardens. This comes 25 years after she founded the centre.

Mosaic started by offering counselling training to women from disadvantaged communities of Cape Town, producing social auxiliary workers over the years and reaching a large number of abused women, some of whom also became trainers and joined the organisation.

It also helps women with court processes when seeking protection. It operates in 14 courts around Cape Town and as far as Atlantis, Worcester and Paarl.

Miller says the book is full of true-life experiences that teach women how to become self-empowered and powerful.

Remembering why she founded the NGO and what can be expected from the book, Miller says: “I wanted to expose the issue of abuse, which is still taboo in many cultures. It is not spoken about, and abused women are ashamed of being abused.”

“It (the book) is ultimately written to reach a wider audience about the lessons that were learnt at Mosaic. The public can expect a human story about 10 grassroots and poorly educated trainees who studied for one year when I taught them social work skills. It is a story of their graduation and their self-empowerment. It is about love, faith in God, respect, trust, honesty and caring that we shared during our training year together.”

Some of the organisation’s graduates and abuse survivors had an input in the book, giving testimonies, comments and a word of thought for abuse victims.

About 1000 hard copies are ready to be purchased and will be available at bookstores at a cost of R230 per book.

V Entry to the launch is free but attendees are urged to RSVP to 021 462 5088 or admin@gitlinlibrary.co.za. It starts at 17:30 for 18:00.

The voluntary work of the Mosaic Training Service and Healing Centre for Women will no longer be expressed in spoken word, but stored in black and white as the founder, Rolene Miller, has decided to pen it down.

Being a social worker by profession, Miller believes that sharing experiences and empowering one another is vital in fighting the scourge of violence.

On Wednesday 30 January she will launch her book titled Womandla! Women Power, at the Jacob Gitlin Library in Gardens. This comes 25 years after she founded the centre.

Mosaic started by offering counselling training to women from disadvantaged communities of Cape Town, producing social auxiliary workers over the years and reaching a large number of abused women, some of whom also became trainers and joined the organisation.

It also helps women with court processes when seeking protection. It operates in 14 courts around Cape Town and as far as Atlantis, Worcester and Paarl.

Miller says the book is full of true-life experiences that teach women how to become self-empowered and powerful.

Remembering why she founded the NGO and what can be expected from the book, Miller says: “I wanted to expose the issue of abuse, which is still taboo in many cultures. It is not spoken about, and abused women are ashamed of being abused.”

“It (the book) is ultimately written to reach a wider audience about the lessons that were learnt at Mosaic. The public can expect a human story about 10 grassroots and poorly educated trainees who studied for one year when I taught them social work skills. It is a story of their graduation and their self-empowerment. It is about love, faith in God, respect, trust, honesty and caring that we shared during our training year together.”

Some of the organisation’s graduates and abuse survivors had an input in the book, giving testimonies, comments and a word of thought for abuse victims.

About 1000 hard copies are ready to be purchased and will be available at bookstores at a cost of R230 per book.

V Entry to the launch is free but attendees are urged to RSVP to 021 462 5088 or admin@gitlinlibrary.co.za. It starts at 17:30 for 18:00.

The voluntary work of the Mosaic Training Service and Healing Centre for Women will no longer be expressed in spoken word, but stored in black and white as the founder, Rolene Miller, has decided to pen it down.

Being a social worker by profession, Miller believes that sharing experiences and empowering one another is vital in fighting the scourge of violence.

On Wednesday 30 January she will launch her book titled Womandla! Women Power, at the Jacob Gitlin Library in Gardens.

This comes 25 years after she founded the centre.

Mosaic started by offering counselling training to women from disadvantaged communities of Cape Town, producing social auxiliary workers over the years and reaching a large number of abused women, some of whom also became trainers and joined the organisation.

It also helps women with court processes when seeking protection.

It operates in 14 courts around Cape Town and as far as Atlantis, Worcester and Paarl.

Miller says the book is full of true-life experiences that teach women how to become self-empowered and powerful.

Remembering why she founded the NGO and what can be expected from the book, Miller says: “I wanted to expose the issue of abuse, which is still taboo in many cultures. It is not spoken about, and abused women are ashamed of being abused.”

“It (the book) is ultimately written to reach a wider audience about the lessons that were learnt at Mosaic.

“The public can expect a human story about 10 grassroots and poorly educated trainees who studied for one year when I taught them social work skills. It is a story of their graduation and their self-empowerment.

“It is about love, faith in God, respect, trust, honesty and caring that we shared during our training year together,” says Miller

Some of the organisation’s graduates and abuse survivors had an input in the book, giving testimonies, comments and a word of thought for abuse victims.

About 1000 hard copies are ready to be purchased and will be available at bookstores at a cost of R230 per book.

V Entry to the launch is free but attendees are urged to RSVP to 021 462 5088 or admin@gitlinlibrary.co.za. It starts at 17:30 for 18:00.

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