Thirty-four women complete First Lady’s Care for the Elderly programme

The women trained along with First Lady Sandra Granger (seated second from right) and the trainers. (Ministry of the Presidency photo)

First Lady,  Sandra Granger, yesterday afternoon commended  34 women for successfully completing the Care for the Elderly workshop.  

A release from the Ministry of the Presidency said that the six weeks workshop, which was organised by the Office of the First Lady along with the Ministry of Social Protec-tion, included three phases; a theory based aspect, a practical aspect and a week of first aid training.

The First Lady, who delivered the opening remarks at the graduation ceremony held at the Baridi Benab, State House, expressed gratitude to the organisations and individuals, who played a key role in ensuring the workshop was executed efficaciously.  

Information Technology Manager of Hand-In-Hand Trust, Hazel Hannibal, who delivered the featured address, urged the graduands to be ardent about their delivery of service and strive to build bonds with their future clients.

 The workshop’s head facilitator, Hazel Halley-Burnett, who manned the practical and theory aspects of the training along with her colleague  Ismay Griffith, said that during the course of the programme, participants learnt the essentials for providing care for the elderly. Focus was also placed on areas such as identifying the symptoms of a stroke, dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, stress management, diabetes care and management and feeding of seniors, the release said.

 Meanwhile, one graduate, Roshannie Ramlochan, described the workshop as “impressive” as she reflected on the impact the programme had on her. “I must say that this workshop was an impressive array of how to care for the aging generation. Despite the wide diversity of approaches and representatives, this workshop was highly successful in identifying problems associated with caring for our elderly. This workshop has been an educational and informative experience. Some of us will use this as a boost to further develop ourselves while others will take advantage of it to take care of personal relationships,” the graduate shared. 

The Certificates received by the graduands are all certified by the Board of Industrial Training.


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