Africa Unite on the 12th of November 2020 hosted a skill sharing session at Mbumbulu South of KZN and DDP was there to offer partner support. The session was facilitated by Paul Soti who is one of DDP’s Associate Facilitator highly skilled at using chemistry to make household products. This session was a highly anticipated one; the skills sharing session was to assist citizens make sanitizers for their own home use and sell it for profit as a way of fighting against poverty and unemployment in their community. This was a practical engagement, it was mostly step to step guidelines about making hand sanitizers, introducing the required products, where they can get the products followed by a practice session. We left the community members with over 20 litres of sanitizers, which was made by Paul Soti and themselves together.
In a country where inequality, poverty and unemployment are dominating it becomes important that as civil society organizations we organize skills sharing sessions to better equip citizens with skills that they can use to feed themselves and their families. I was happy to see citizens from the rural area with no opportunities, take this session seriously and concentrate from beginning to end, as this has the potential to help them make their own money without sorely depending on the government.