Empowered Women

About the marginalized women

These are some of the women we worked with. Hear them roar!

I came for the training, not sure if I could do such fine work. But in my first lesson, I made a pair of earrings! And even got a prize for it. I didn’t know that my short, stubby fingers could come up with such beautiful things. Now I made earrings for my friends and relatives and look, I am wearing my own creations!

– J, single mom who has 3 kids.


I love to learn, to improve myself. South-west CDC gave me a stall on weekend to sell my beads and jewelry. It has supported my eldest daughter through to polytechnic and now only left my 2 more children to support. I need more skills to become better at making jewellery, so I can make prettier things to sell at the market. So this place is good for me. There are volunteers who will train me to do more difficult beading, give me the patterns. When I go for classes outside, I had to pay. Here, I don’t have to pay.

– S, single mom, staying in a 1-room flat.


Wah, I can learn a skill forever. My health is not good. Sometimes I need to go to the hospital. So I am absent from class. But I learn from training videos, so I can catch up. I am hardworking, I go home and practise with the things and tools DUA gave me. I am better and happy that I can do something – a break from looking after my nest. L, single mom of more than 5 kids. I always love hobbycraft; my daughter and I would make origami together when we are free. So when North-east CDC told me about the free skills training, I quickly signed up. My first lesson, I brought home a necklace – for my daughter. This work is suitable for me as I am a cancer survivor and sometimes my back aches, I have to rest a lot.

-E, single mom with 2 kids below 12.