Making a difference, one single mother at a time

EKTA volunteers accompany the single mothers who took part in a Mitra women empowerement programme. L-R: Eve, Kuldeep Kaur, Harwinder Kaur, Nirmal Ajit (Bobby), Harindar Kaur, Mindy and Sharon Kaur – Photo: Supplied
By Asia Samachar Team MALAYSIA |

A skill or two can make a huge difference in our lives. That’s what three ladies from the Klang Valley found when they took part in a single mother empowerment programme not too long ago.

Three Sikh single mothers took part in a two-month training where they were exposed to parenting, IT, communication and social media marketing skills.

Kuldeep Kaur, who had to make alternate arrangements for her daughter for the day, appreciated the learnings from the social marketing classes. “Now I can even teach my daughter a thing or two,” she said in a note shared with Asia Samachar.

Another participant said they were greatly motivated by the EKTA Club of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor volunteers to take part in the programme. “Otherwise, we may not have enrolled,” she said.

EKTA Club, a Kuala Lumpur-based NGO, comprises some 50 lady members from different professions and age groups.

(For singles mothers who would like to enrol in short courses, please contact Bobby from Ekta’s welfare wing at +6012-3055708)



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  1. A big that you to EKTA members for the initiative and congratulations to the ladies in their efforts to become self reliant. Next step is to become financially literate and disciplined.
    I am available for sharing my experiences anytime requested but should be in and around KL/PJ.
    Gur Fateh

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