Certification Ceremony of the Creative Workshop Project of Fondasyon Klere Ayiti.
In an initiative that promotes the learning of trades, the Fondasyon Klere Ayiti helped 31 young Haitian professionals receive their certifications in embroidery, sewing, design, beading by industrial sewing machines on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. The ceremony was held at Electra Sewing in SONAPI for those who participated in the program called the “Project of Creative Workshop.” Those who received their certification have acquired theoretical, technical, and practical knowledge within this trade.
In the presence of the Minister for Women, Mrs. Marie Ghislaine Mompremier, the Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Mr. Wen-jiann-KU, the Representative of the UN Women, Mrs. Dédé Ekoué, director of SONAPI, Mr. Jean Bernadel Paul, trainers, relatives, friends, a moving ceremony took place, during which the Honorary President of the Fondasyon Klere Ayiti, Madame Martine Moïse presented the 31 participants (11 women and 20 men,) their certificate of completion for taking part in the Creative Workshop Project that took place at Electra Sewing, SONAPI, from February 3 to September 30, 2020.
It must be said that the presence of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID 19) did not discourage this initiative of the Fondasyon Klere Ayiti since the young people, very enthusiastic, were able to complete their course. In fact, in her words of thanks, Edma, one of the students, testified the difficult times that she and her comrades have had to face in recent months. However, she expressed her satisfaction at being able to give herself freely to her passion and to make it her profession. With pride, she and her classmates presented their different creations made with great dexterity.
In her speech on the occasion, Mrs. Martine Moïse, while saluting the efforts and achievements of the participants, said that she was particularly touched by the perseverance of these young people who have not let times of adversity stop them. For her, the presence of 11 women in this training is a new step in the quest for the economic empowerment of women in the country.
Madame Moïse took the opportunity to emphasize the importance of trades in daily life despite the fact that today they are increasingly looked down upon by the Haitian society. She encourages the new recipients of certificates to show professionalism, ethics, self-confidence, and perseverance to achieve their optimum goals and carve out a place among the great heads of the industry.