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Mrs. Hamsa Tiemogo discovers that her four levels of certification in Women's Ministries Leadership training is valued in the workplace.

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Women's Ministries Leadership Certification, Level 4

The four-level leadership certificate helps this woman get hired.

West-Central Africa Division (ECD)

[Niger] Which do you think most helped Mrs. Hamsa Tiemogo when she interviewed with ADRA/Niger for the position of women’s coordinator?

  • that she earned a suitable degree from the university.
  • that she is a Seventh-day Adventist (and mother of three).
  • that she is active in her church, particularly with women.
  • that she is conversant about women’s issues (partly because of training and involvement in women’s ministries).
  • that she is certified in all four levels of Women’s Ministries Leadership Certification.

All of them helped! The first point was most important, of course, but the last point tipped the balance in her favor.

The project donors interviewed many women with about the same experience and education, but Tiemogo, showed a different kind of skillset acquired as a result of the additional training in Women’s Ministries Leadership Certification. She was hired immediately to begin her post in Madawa, April 15, 2019.

Speaking from personal experience, Tiemogo, also known as Hamsa Djibo Moussa, encourages all Seventh-day Adventist women—young and old—to participate in Women’s Ministries Leadership certification. The program is well-constructed, practical, and highly valued at the workplace.

Contributed by Tabitha Kra, women’s ministries director, Eastern Sahel Union Mission

Reported in Mosaic newsletter, 2019, Q2, Summer issue