November 6, 2019, at 5:19 pm
A local nonprofit, Women and Children Transformation Ministry International recognized community leaders at a fundraising banquet Oct. 26 at The Outlook Banquet Hall. Founded by Pastor Cecelia T. Snorton in New Jersey in 2009 and continued in Delaware in 2013, WCTMI aims to support women and children through tutorial services, life skills development, academic programming, and social and economic development. The funds from the banquet will help buy feminine hygiene products for teenage girls in Zambia and support clean water efforts for WCTMI’s sponsored children in Liberia.
ZAMBIAN TEENAGE GIRLS
5/15/2018---Pastor Cecelia Snorton, Founder/CEO of Women and Children Transformation Ministry International (WCTM) recently addressed the Dover Colonial Rotary Club. Pastor Snorton, formerly from Liberia West Africa, began her presentation with the statement: “Don’t just sit there, do something,” which is their adopted slogan. She then proceeded to illustrate how her group is making a difference in three countries, namely in the U.S., Liberia and Zambia, East Africa.
The aim of WCTM is to build the lives of women and children by helping them to become self-sufficient. The target groups are single women and young children from low income earners, many of whom are unwed mothers. Others have been displaced, lost housing or income due to marital breakup, or loss of employment. Some have completed drug treatment programs, and some of the children have been victimized by parental separation, abuse or abandonment. Tears came to her eyes as she was talking about these individuals as it reminded her of her own situation, when she lost a son in the Liberian civil war, and another son through a disease which could have been prevented had help been available.
In this country, life skill mentoring classes are offered. These involve such skills as cooking, housekeeping, managing personal finances, health and nutrition etc. Pastor Snorton pointed out that currently the focus of her group in this country is upon Kent County, Delaware.
In addition, WCTM is partnering with Bellata Village in Liberia, where the population has no school, no toilet facility, no running water and a lack of nearby clinic. Needless to say, diseases and high mortality rates are rampant. The children often have to forage into garbage cans for food for instance. In Zambia, the local school as no building. Classes are literally conducted on the street. Her group has provided floor mats, but there is a dire need for chairs and desks in addition to a school with a roof over the students’ head.
Reverend Snorton informed the group that on May 12, 2018, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Calvary Worship Center, located at 1028 Lafferty Lane in Dover, there will be a Woman & Children Empowerment Tea, the purpose of which is to provide a platform to these individual to come together in a fun, inviting and positive atmosphere, to uplift, encourage, and support one another.