Women's Center of Influence Training Women in Singida
Tanzania never went into COVID-19 lockdown and women continued normal activities.
East-Central Africa Division (ECD)
[Tanzania] Northern Tanzania Union Conference (NTUC) is one of the unions in East-Central Africa Division which never experienced lockdown during the COVID-19 crisis because the country itself (Tanzania) never went in confinement. Churches operate and run their programs as usual, except travel outside the country was not allowed.
It was during that time when the Department of Women’s Ministries reinforced its activities, nurturing, empowering women and young ladies, and reaching out to the community with service to the needy.
In NTUC more than thirty Women and young ladies are being trained in literacy, sewing, and Bible study at ITITI (Singida) Women Center of Influence, and souls are being baptized among the women trainees, even while other areas of the multipurpose center are still under construction. Women sell their products such as children’s ministries uniforms and are now able to contribute economically to the development of their families.
We are very thankful to the president of North Tanzania Union Conference, Dr. Godwin Lekundayo, who supported the project with thirty sewing machines they are using to train women and young ladies.
Our gratitude goes to the General Conference Women's Ministries department of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church that contributed some funding to the construction of this multipurpose building.
Contributed by Debbie Maloba, director of Women's Ministries in East-Central Africa Division
Published in Mosaic newsletter, 2020 Q4, fall issue