The First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa is set to open a skills development centre to empower women through coaching and training programmes.

The revelations emerged during a side event for Zimbabwe at the UN Headquarters in New York.

The First Lady has presented a paper on her road map to empower women through skills development programmes and improve their social and economic well being.

Her presentation attracted a lot of people from different continents who wanted to learn about her philanthropic work that has already made a significant impact in the few months she assumed office.

“I am going to open a skills development centre and the centres will be decentralised to ensure everyone access the services,” she said.

Amai Mnangagwa revealed that she is keen to learn and work with other first ladies on what and how best strategies can be employed to create employment and empower women.

Representatives from different countries and the Minister of Women and Youth Affairs Cde Sithembiso Nyoni, deputy speaker of the National Assembly Cde Marble Chinomona, Manicaland Minister of State Cde Monica Mutsvangwa and Zimbabwe’s permanent representative to the United Nations Ambassador Fredrick Shava were among the delegates who attended the side event.

Amai Mnangagwa’s presentation was complemented by a brief documentary on her works back home.

Soon after her presentation, participants lauded or extolled her for the good work she is doing with others seeking a Kodak moment with the Zimbabwean First Lady.