News from Baraka Center 

January 2019

 

Guests from the U.S. joined in providing substance abuse and recovery awareness sessions.

 

They also purchased jewerly made by members of  Baraka Women's Center

 

See additional photos of their activities with BWC staff and members below

January 2019

 

 

The innovative EDGE protocol, introduced by WCI Board Member Grant Williams, is used to work with a heroin recovery group.

December 2018

 

Eldoret International Exhibition  2 - 9 December

 

Baraka Women's Center exhibited its unique fashion accessories crafted by the Center's members.

 

Proceeds support the development of women's businesses.

 

 

November 2018

 

BWC's beaders are preparing their unique jewelry and household accessories for the EAC annual Jua Kali Exhibition in Eldoret 2nd-10th December. 

 

Find them at the Eldoret Sports Club 

Uasin Gishu County

Free Entry!

October 2018

 

At the International Trade Fair, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, listens to Ms Teresia Waikuru (center), Manager of Baraka Women's Center describe how the Center empowers women. He also  admired the products made by the women the Center. Looking on are the members and the exhibitors of BWC.

 

 

His Excellency Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko admires the beautiful baskets made by Baraka Women's Center using waste paper.

 

The Nairobi County Government sponsored BWC's five stalls at the Exhibition.

 

7 September 2018

 

 

BWC Manager Teresia W Mwangi receives a Crown Women's Rising Award for Entrepreneurship.

 

 

 

 

Below are more photos from the gala.

6 september 2018   Gaduation Day

 

A gathering of 95 women to celebrate the achievements of BWC trainees.

 

  • The Beadwork Group certifies 30 women;

 

  • Hair and Beauty Vocational Skills Training graduates 20 young women (after a 5-month course)

 

  • SGBV Awareness Program graduates 40 women

 

  • Computer Training  graduates10 members

 

In the photogallery below, graduation certificates are presented by Dr. Hadassah Emily Soroko, Founder of Crown Women Rising (right) and Teresia Waikuru Mwangi, Manager, Baraka Women's Center

 

30 August 2018

 

Baraka Women's Center has moved to a new larger home.

 

Ngara 

Ram Building (Union of Churches)

First Floor 

 

Opposite Total petrol station

August 2018

 

Teresia Waikuru, BWC's Manager, has been nominated for the Crown Women Rising Award.  The gala event will be held Sept 7th at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi.

 

Kenya Federation of Jua Kali has selected Ms. Waikuru to speak on behalf of the informal sector at MSEA meeting.

 

 

 

5 June 2018

 

Embu Deputy Governor receives jewelry designed and crafted by BWC members.

 

 

12 February 2018

 

Center Manger Teresia Mwangi reviews plans for an agricultural project in Kwale Country with Charles Kalomba and Linet Wairimu

 

 

8 March  2017

 

Baraka Center members display their handmade products at an International Women's Day event in Nairobi.  First Lady Margaret Kenyatta spoke with them about their work.

 

November 2016

 

106 Baraka Women's Center member participate in a march in Nairobi to end sexual violence against women.

 

 

November 2016

 

Women and men particpated in a half-day training on the health effects of alcohol and tobacco. 

 

 

October 2016

 

Baraka craftswomen show their products to Kenya President Kenyatta at the MSEA exhibition

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