The Environment and Development Program team at Makhzoumi Foundation employ (use) all its capacities to develop the beneficiaries’ skills to transfer them into productive and financially independent individuals. The program also aims to encourage creativity and develop talents, preserve crafts and empower housewives. To that regard, the program’s diverse workshops continue throughout the year. September and October were two months during which training workshops were crowded.
Makhzoumi Foundation’s Environment and Development Program provided training on sewing workshops, including principle sewing techniques, artistic sewing, sewing on patron and patchwork
Several batches completed training on principle sewing techniques and clothing repair, first and second levels; the participants expressed their admiration for the workshops, and expressed their desire to move forward in the field of clothes sewing.
Some of these workshops are private, given to a specific person or entity, and the other part is available to all those interested.
Moreover, and within our cooperation with other associations, Makhzoumi Foundation’s Environment and Development Program trained 20 youth women on Artistic sewing techniques, at its Mazraa Center, within the framework of “Yalla for Employment and Protection (YEP) Project, a joint project between Farah Social Association, ASMAE Association and Naba’a Association, funded by the French Development Agency and “Fondation de France”, aiming to support the youth affected by Beirut Blast.
“Cake baking and decorating with cream” method encloses many secrets; these were revealed during the workshop that Makhzoumi Foundation’s Environment and Development Program implemented, allowing the participants acquire a skill that helps them prepare and decorate the cake professionally, increasing its marketing chances and gaining consumer admiration and trust.
In addition to preparing macaron sweets as per the French and Italian ways; it is one of the Arab and foreign sweets that the program trains on, and is highly demanded by professionals and amateurs.
Craft and Handicraft Workshops
Makhzoumi Foundation always presents new ideas in the field of handicrafts, allowing those who master them to enrich the market with new products and innovative ideas, which increase the chances of marketing and benefiting from them. Among these crafts is embroidery on stencil, a mixture of drawing and embroidery based on modern designs of accessories that keep up with times.
The Program also conducted a craft workshop for girls between ages 11 and 14, whereby they were trained to make Shambhala bracelets, various beads stranded with threads. To motivate the participants, the program held a competition for the best bracelet and the girl who made it won an award. As well, all participants received a token gift made by Handy by MF.