Friendship Bridge is continuing to make huge strides with our advanced education and technical training initiative. To date, over 700 women have participated in a technical training to help take their business to the next level. Through a variety of strategic partnerships with key organizations in Guatemala, we have sponsored courses on topics ranging from pastry making and canning to improved agriculture techniques and flower arranging.
Recently, a handful of our clients completed a training dedicated specifically to the art of flower arranging. This skill is versatile as it can give clients a variety of opportunities including:
1) Store owners can create a new stream of income
2) Allows women to start a second small business
3) Presents an opportunity for women who really enjoy the art, to move from their current career into a new one
In addition to enhancing their businesses, the women in these technical trainings report that they love to get out of the house, form new relationships and the new skill boosts their confidence levels.