NFTRC Changes Lives
National Food Technology Research Centre (NFTRC) last week trained five women on packaging of grains.
Four of the trainees were from Selebi Phikwe, and one from Mabule. Three were sponsored by Gender Affairs while two were self sponsored.
Ms Phemelo Chwene from Mabule village but currently staying in Gabane, said she came to know about NFTRC from an advert in one of the local newspapers.
She said it had been her desire to pursue a short course on packaging and she struck gold when she found the NFTRC schedule on the newspaper.
Ms Chwene said her dream is to establish her own business and empower other Batswana to take advantage of opportunities around them.
She said the government encourages Batswana to engage in agroprocessing in order to diversify the economy as well as to feed themselves. Ms Chwene said the skills and knowledge she acquired from NFTRC would help in making her dreams come true.
She promised to spread the information she has about NFTRC services to friends and colleagues. She thanked NFTRC staff for their effort in imparting such skills and knowledge as well as for their hospitality.