Timeless Women of Wonder, a great project supported by Close the Gap
Posted on Oct 27, 2016 12:00 AM by Close The Gap
Timeless Women of Wonder Foundation (TWOW) is a subsidiary of Timeless Dynamic Services Ltd, responsible for developing, designing and implementing initiatives that will include African women in the social and economic transformation of Africa, and empower them to optimize their potential in the process.
The platform brings together women from all over Africa and from all sectors to collaborate in the dialogue and development of solutions that will harness women’s potential and contribute to the social and economic transformation of their communities, nation and continent.
In November 2015 TWOW teamed up with the National Construction Authority, a Kenyan Government body, and other development partners to organise a one week workshop in Nairobi with 400 women for the opportunity to learn skills in carpentry, roofing and other male-dominated jobs.
"A lot of women don’t take up opportunities in construction, oil and energy gas, technologies because it’s mostly seen as male dominated and hard. But these are the sectors where opportunities are great for wealth creation and job creation. And women are shy because they think they cannot do it."- Nyakan June Munyeki, CEO & Founder of TWOW
In addition, TWOW has developed a module to train the women on design and recycle so that they can start to build items that are accessories and artistic for them to sell, and build their start up enterprise. TWOW is working with national government to enable them access funds to start businesses.
Every year, TWOW organizes its annual conference, were women engage in dialogue on various issues pertinent to Africa’s development and propose solutions that will scale impacts throughout Africa and enable women’s engagement and empowerment in the process of development.
"One of our key platforms for transforming Africa through women is by having an annual conference called Timeless Women Conference in Nairobi. Over the next coming years it could take place in other parts of Africa. It’s a global platform, original and continental, that draws leaders from all over."
Close the Gap has been a great supporter of the TWOW project and truly admires the goals and aspirations set in its agenda. For this reason we are happy to be able to provide TWOW with more computers, so that every woman participant of the program can have easier access to registration to the program and follow the suggested trainings.
Moreover, we strongly believe that the documented proof of the growing interest of the program by women around the continent will facilitate new funding of the project and, as a result, will give more opportunities for women to grow professionally, socially and increase economic sustainability chances in their regions.