Migrant women in El Alto defy the pandemic

Friday April 30th, 2021

The professional development courses at the House of the Future were in full swing in April and enjoyed great demand. Adapting to the current situation, we have put together a hybrid programme of diverse courses in the current semester. Most of the course content is taught virtually. However, some practical learning content can only be learned effectively in face-to-face classes. For this purpose, the women come to the House of the Future in small groups, observing hygiene standards.

For the participants, most of whom have migrated from the rural regions to the megacity of El Alto, the courses offer the opportunity to expand their professional skills. This should enable them to gain a foothold in the recovering Bolivian economy, to work as micro-entrepreneurs and to secure their financial independence. Courses offered this semester, for example, include Interior Home Design and Digital Marketing.

The cashier course practising counting money with play money.

A participant in the course “Making traditional skirts and scarves” proudly presents her first skirt.



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