The Training Event on Occupational Safety and Health for Female Coffee Farmers in Mai Son District, Son La Province
IWCA Vietnam, in collaboration with the Mai Son District Women’s Union, the Chieng Ban Commune Women’s Union, and local women leaders, successfully organized the training event on Occupational Safety and Health for female coffee farmers in Mai Son District, Son La Province. This activity is part of the “Empowerment and Development for Female Coffee Farmers on Workplace Safety and Health in Mai Son District, Son La Province” project within the framework of cooperation between IWCA Vietnam and The Starbucks Foundation.
The training program aims to help female coffee farmers learn about occupational safety and reduce occupational accidents and diseases. At the same time, the training also helps female coffee farmers acquire additional skills to manage and operate coffee production activities effectively.
The method Training of Trainer (ToT) was adopted in the training. This training method allows our women leaders to be equipped with knowledge and skills to convey to female coffee farmers. This helps increase the effectiveness of the training program and helps female coffee farmers access the latest knowledge and skills.
The training program was instructed by expert Duong Van Hoai – Master of Crop Sciences, Training Manager at TMT Consulting. With his experience and deep professional knowledge, expert Duong Van Hoai helped female coffee farmers better understand issues related to occupational safety and the production management of coffee.
The training program consists of 2 main activities:
- From July 18th to July 20th: Training 10 women leaders in the community, equipping them with OSH knowledge and lecturing skills.
- From July 21st to July 22nd: Conducting mass training in 10 villages under the lead of 10 women leaders. Each women leader shared their acquired knowledge and skills to 10 women in their villages with the assistance of IWCA Vietnam and Mr. Duong Van Hoai.
The training program was held in a friendly and open-sharing environment for everyone. Female coffee farmers had the opportunity to exchange, share experiences, propose solutions to improve working conditions and reduce occupational accidents and diseases. This significant activity brings practical benefits to female coffee farmers.
After 5 days of direct training, IWCA Vietnam will continue coordinating with TMT to monitor and support online source staff during training. This helps ensure the sustainability and effectiveness of the training program, helping women leaders quickly answer questions from female coffee farmers.