Jul 9, 2019
After a 28-day intensive training course in cobblestone paving, which was part of the broader programme to empower youths with relevant aspects of cobblestone cutting, chiseling and laying techniques as a means of employment, Georgina Chama, 45 years old, is now the founder and chairperson of Cobblestone Multipurpose Cooperative Society in Lusaka province.
Owing to the training that Georgina received in 2018 with support from UNDP and National Council for Construction (NCC), the cooperative, which was her initiative as part of her Return to Work proposal, was set up with a total number of 30 members. Her Return to Work plan, which was submitted to TEVETA draw enough attention and interest. Subsequently, she trained 15 males and 15 females who are now available for employment with technical skills in in road paving using cobblestone techniques.