The Academy for Women Enterprise (AWE) of Niue launched its first Dream Builder Program for 2022 at the Scenic Matavai Resort Conference Room last Saturday.
Facilitators were Jasmine Lee Vaha and Christyl Vilitama Smith.
The purpose of the program is to help women on the island of any age who want to start a business and for women who need help to grow their current business.
The program heard from speeches given by Niue Chamber of Commerce CEO Catherine Papani, Australia High Commissioner H.E. Louise Ellerton, and Owner of Buk Buk Chicken Suzy Valivaka.
The launch was a full day programme providing overview and insight for the next fourteen weeks of the Dream Builder business course.
AWE, under the United States department of state, was established by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in 2019 “to provide women entrepreneurs with the knowledge, networks, and access they need to launch and scale successful businesses.”
AWE has expanded from 26 countries to 80 countries in 2021 including Niue, training more than 16,000 women entrepreneurs worldwide.
The program will be conducted over a period of fourteen weeks.