Elderly spoiled for Christmas

2017-01-18 06:02
The Women Empowerment Movement International (Wemi) is ready to get its hands dirty in the drive to empower women in the province. The founder of Wemi, Past. Lilly Fritz, and other women spoiled the elderly with a Christmas lunch in December 2016.       Photos: Supplied

The Women Empowerment Movement International (Wemi) is ready to get its hands dirty in the drive to empower women in the province. The founder of Wemi, Past. Lilly Fritz, and other women spoiled the elderly with a Christmas lunch in December 2016. Photos: Supplied

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An available site to operate on is the only thing that delays the full implementation of the programmes by the organisation, Women Empowerment Movement International (Wemi,) to boost women over all age groups, and especially the elderly.

That was pointed out by the founder of Wemi, Past. Lilly Fritz, after the hosting of the elderly people’s Christmas lunch on 10 December last year.

On that day, a small engagement was held for the elderly people around Galeshewe.

Thereafter they were spoiled to a delicious, mouth-watering lunch and surprising goody packs.

According to Fritz, the centre is planning to run programmes for the elderly, as well as for the youth who are already on their database.

“We will also have programmes that will keep the elderly people healthy through exercise.

“For the younger women we will cater for through incubation programmes through partnerships.

“Existing stakeholders are the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda), the Department of Economic Development, Mme Re Ka Thusa, and the new potential partners, the Department of Social Development.

“Our objective is to teach women to fish, not to give them fish,” she said.

Our objective is to teach women to fish, not to give them fish.

– Past. Lilly Fritz

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