Our gifts for Mission & Service support programs that empower women in the developing world.
At the Morogoro Women’s Training Centre in Dodoma, Tanzania, there is a sign that reads, “Serve God gladly.” Morogoro has been a Mission & Service global partner since the centre’s creation in 1979.
The centre offers a variety of courses, from legal advocacy to agriculture to maternal health. The goal is to empower women to make a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Over the past five years, United Church Women have supported the Traditional Birth Attendants program at the centre. Five hundred women have graduated from this program and are now able to assist mothers to give birth safely in communities that often lack a clinic or hospital. Traditional Birth Attendants, or midwives, play a significant role in reducing maternal and infant mortality through pre- and post-natal care and birthing techniques. Mothers and their children are alive thanks to this program and to the vision of the Morogoro Centre.
Our ongoing gifts for Mission & Service enable core support for the Morogoro Women’s Training Centre.
Source: The United Church of Canada
Photo credit: Jill Bates