Many women living in slum communities are illiterate or have limited education. They are often confined to traditional roles in the home, taking care of their families and households. They have limited opportunities to express themselves, learn new skills and contribute financially to the family, or enjoy any form of independence.
To give these women new opportunities to earn and to motivate them to think differently about their futures,CEMREST offers a number of vocational training for tailoring, carpentry,and jewellery-making as well as arts and craft teaching courses. The skills acquired from the programmes provide women with the ability to seek outside employment or to work from their own homes providing services to their neighbours in the community