Makhzoumi Foundation has implemented a series of training courses at the Foundation’s center in Tripoli, benefiting a group of women, through the project to support and empower women in the Union of Relief and Development Associations (URDA) and the Cooperation for the Development of Emerging Countries (COSPE), funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS).
These courses included the home mortar industry, the confectionery industry, sewing, hairdressing, and makeup. These courses aim to empower women by giving them the necessary knowledge and experience, and by training them on a profession that they can generate income from to secure their future.
Thirty women were trained to make home mortar according to international standards in terms of cleanliness and methods of preservation and presentation, to make mortar for their homes, or to sell it.
Fifteen women also learned the arts of sugar in a short course, during which they learned the details of a profession that includes a lot of taste and craftsmanship, during which they learned how to make sweets, and the shapes and methods of decorating.
And another fifteen women were trained on the basics of sewing, and inventing clothing models, to enter into the arena of work and earn a decent living for themselves and their families.
A group of women also benefited from hairdressing and makeup classes, and gained a career to build a better future for themselves and their families.