Workshop to give unemployed hope

2016-06-28 06:00
 Photo: supplied Land that has been given for the workshop building.

Photo: supplied Land that has been given for the workshop building.

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THE Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is partnering with St Dominic’s Catholic Church in an effort to create a sustainable environment fostering self-reliance for the unemployed and disadvantaged in Embo and surrounding areas.

The Embo Craft Trust provides woodwork and welding courses for locals, resulting in a certificate of completion, but a workshop is needed to put their new skills to use, and to generate income for themselves.

As part of a Mormon Helping Hands project, the two denominations are partnering to build the much-needed workshop with the ultimate goal being to create an environment where the unemployed are able to become financially self-sustaining.

Between now and 20 August, multiple projects will be run to build and ready the workshop for use.

“We are excited about working with St Dominic’s in empowering the disadvantaged, and giving them opportunity to sustain themselves. Partnerships such as these strengthen our bond as a community and increase our capacity to make a significant difference to those that struggle,” said Bishop Bann of the Hillcrest Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

For more information, contact Helping Hands specialist Shelley Viljoen on 071 612 0274.

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