TRAINING ON SOAP MAKING SKILLS AT SUMBAWANGA MUNICIPAL
SIDO has been undertaking various training to SMEs. Among the training provided to SMEs is Soap making skills. This kind of training seems to attract new entrepreneurs from different regions. In sumbawanga Municipal, the training was conducted from 15th -19th December, 2014 whereby 10 participants include 4 females and 6 males attended. The guest of Honor was Mr. Isaya Ndunguru, who was on behalf of Regional Manager. During the closing ceremony Ndunguru started to inspect products from participants by getting information on the procedure used in making the soap from theoretical to practical.
However, he provided short information towards SIDO activities and insisted the participants that they have to keep on learning now and then. Lastly, he advised the participants that SIDO is the center for making entrepreneurs’ grow and become competitive towards the market, therefore they have to use the knowledge provided to them during the training starting from family to business.
The participant’s expectation towards the training includes poverty reduction, improve their living standard, creation of jobs, technology transfer and income generation to both household and government. The training was useful to participants since the training helped them to utilize local available resources in the region.