Mineke Graduates Laud Organization

first_imgStudents who graduated from the Mineke Foundation over the weekend have lauded the organization for initiating career development programs, including soap and pastry making – with emphasis on business management – that will shape their lives for the better.The students said Mineke has proven to care about women’s empowerment, and they are grateful for their help.“In the time of our struggle, you were a real friend that came to our aid. You stood by us in the time of difficulty and came to our aid when we needed you most,” the graduates said in a joint statement.“We promise to utilize the skills acquired to help us become decision makers in the economy.” The 75 graduates, who were predominantly women, pleaded with the organization to extend its services across the Gardnersville Township to help empower more women.“We know that the organization is having some financial difficulties, but extending its services to grassroots women, who do not have the opportunity to build their economic sustainability, will be of great help,” they said.The graduates completed two programs, three months for soap making and nine months for pastry, aimed at building their capacities for economic participation.The founder of Mineke Foundation, Tonia Dabwe, challenged the women to apply their acquired skills to help their families and the society at large.“We want you to serve as the light for upcoming students and wish you the best in your future endeavors, Dabwe said to the students.She revealed that the graduates were between the ages of 18 and 68, adding that those who never attended school before received theory verbally. These students, she said, aced their exams.Dabwe said that the organization has embarked on soliciting assistance from individuals, businesses and local and international organizations to fund its agriculture projects.“We have planned to reintroduce the agriculture program for our next set of students, but we are fighting to get funding for that project,” she added.The Mineke Foundation was established in 2009 for the socioeconomic development of Dabwe Town and other communities in Liberia.The foundation’s activities include vocational training, entrepreneurship training and business support, kids clubs established to provide after-school activities for children, and a women’s club, which addresses issues of gender based violence, women’s rights and health among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgDonegal’s minor hurlers have failed to make it to the final of the All-Ireland B Championship.Despite a brave effort the team eventually went down 4-18 to 2-8 to Meath in the semi-final encounter today.  DONEGAL MINORS BEATEN IN ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL was last modified: August 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:all-irelanddonegalHURLINGMeathsemi-finallast_img read more

Update 62 arrested for Van Reenens Pass truck protest

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Also read: Watch: Truck drivers protest on N3 at Van Reenen’s Pass (KZN)Read also: Update: Minister condemns the blocking of the N3 at Van ReenenAlso read: Update: More protesters arrested at Van Reenen’s PassBetween 60 and 70 trucks had to be towed away, and emergency services, law enforcement and recovery services worked through the night in order to clear the highway and open all the lanes.Emergency services cleared the northbound section for traffic last night (June 20) and re-opened the southbound lanes this morning (June 21).Those arrested were set to appear in the Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court today, facing charges of public violence and obstructing traffic.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Police arrested 62 protesters late yesterday afternoon (June 20) on Van Reenen’s Pass.The suspects are aged between 28 and 59 years old.These arrests come after South African truck drivers staged a protest regarding a wage dispute. They are also demanding that no foreigners be permitted to drive trucks in South Africa.The truck drivers used their trucks to block the N3 at Van Reenen’s Pass.The road was blocked for about 15 hours.Read initial story: Warning: Protest action on the N3 at Van Reenen’s Passlast_img read more

Google Faces New Internal Protest Over Forced Arbitration

first_img Michael Kan Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Add to Queue Reporter –shares Image credit: via PC Mag Google 3 min read A group of Google workers wants the right to sue the company over workplace harassment and discrimination claims. Next Article January 15, 2019 Guest Writer Google Faces New Internal Protest Over Forced Arbitration A group of Google employees is demanding the right to sue the tech giant out in the open when it comes to all workplace discrimination and harassment claims.On Monday, the group called on Google and the tech industry to end the practice of forced arbitration, which requires employees to deal with workplace complaints behind closed doors and not in court. “Ending forced arbitration is the gateway change needed to transparently address inequity in the workplace,” the Googlers for Ending Forced Arbitration wrote in their blog post.The demand is the latest employee-led activist effort to confront Google. In November, over 20,000 staffers at the tech giant participated in a company-wide walkout to protest Google’s handling of workplace sexual misconduct claims.The walkout came after The New York Times reported that Google had privately given lucrative exit packages to two former company executives, despite credible claims of sexual misconduct against them.In response to the employee-led protest, the company said it would end forced arbitration, but only for individual sexual harassment and sexual assault complaints. “We recognize that we have not always gotten everything right in the past and we are sincerely sorry for that. It’s clear we need to make some changes,” company CEO Sundar Pichai wrote at the time.But Google’s pledge may have been in name only. On Monday, the group of protesting Google employees said the tech giant is still sending out job offer letters with the company’s old arbitration policy. No mention is made that the prospective hire has the option to sue Google in court over sexual harassment claims.No court is going to invalidate Google’s forced arbitration provisions based on a press release. It makes for nice headlines but until Google actually amends its employment agreements, current and future workers could still be forced into arbitration for sexual harassment claims. https://t.co/ofrBQoAwhK— O’Dwyer & Bernstien (@ODwyerLaw) January 14, 2019″The change yielded a win in the headlines, but provided no meaningful gains for worker equity … nor any actual change in employee contracts or future offer letters,” the group said. In addition, the company’s old arbitration policy also remains in force for workplace discrimination cases related to race, religion, and sexual orientation.So far, Google hasn’t responded to the claims. But on Tuesday, the protesting employees plan to launch a social media campaign that’ll share interviews from tech workers who’ve been forced to deal with the effects of forced arbitration policies. This story originally appeared on PCMag Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Register Now »last_img read more