People in Mzimba will no longer worry about where to buy cakes as Technical Entrepreneurial, Vocational Education and Training Authority (Teveta) has pumped K3.8 million into a training of trainers in cake making at Kurya Ndiko Uku Community-Based Organisation (CBO).
The support, according to Teveta chief executive officer Ndione Chauluka, aims at empowering communities economically through cake making enterprises.
Speaking during the launch of the training on Monday at the CBO’s premises, Chauluka said with a simple cake making business, one can move out of poverty.
“Our focus is to ensure that communities are economically empowered through the provision of skills. It is clear that with just the seven days’ training you will undergo, you can produce quality cakes in your bakeries and realise more wealth,” he said.
The K3.8 million used in acquiring baking utensils for each of the participants is part of a four-year World Bank K4 billion funding to Skills Development Project (SDP) in the country.
Kurya Ndiko Uku director Lexah Harrison thanked Teveta for using community structures in providing skills in the region.
She said the arrangement enables local communities to access skills with much ease.
Mmbelwa District Council director of planning and development Tamanya Harawa urged the trainers to share the skills gained so that many people benefit from the programme.