Then National, Wednesday 12th September, 2012
By EMMANUEL MAIPE
MORE than 70 Lihir women have graduated from the Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) training on how to effectively participate in economic activities.
After a two-week long training held recently, 74 island women received certificates for the SIYB training from the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC).
The training was aimed at creating and promoting self-awareness and realisation of individual potential in business activities in their local communities.
SBDC business development services manager Nathan Timo, in his graduation remarks, noted there were many business opportunities on the island for people to pursue.
“SIYB training is the way forward and the Lihir training is the biggest group, according to SIYB training records,” he said.
Timo also told the graduates that SBDC was committed to delivering more business training in the future and thanked corporate sponsors for making it possible.
SIYB trainer Geowa Tomala challenged the women to make use of the knowledge gained to run their own business.
The graduates praised the SIYB training, saying it was the vital missing link for a successful entrepreneurship.
The training was organised by the Lihir Women in Business Sustainable Club and sponsored by Newcrest Gold, NCS, Lihir Sustainable Development Plan (LSDP), Saberte, Molam Ltd, Anitua Hardware, Bompotz, Putput One Community, and Garden Enterprise, among others.
The participants also urged the setting up of a National Development Bank branch on Lihir.