"Syrian Refugees are not Beggars!"

"Syrian Refugees are not Beggars!"
Investigations | 19 Dec 2013

Anas al-Khabir – Turkey Several training workshops are being held in Attamah refugee camp on the Syrian-Turkish borders to help and empower women. The workshops are planned to provide Syrian women in refugee camps with the necessary skills to set up their own businesses and be able to make enough living to support themselves and their own families. Sarah, one of the trainers in a workshop held by “Maram” institution, said she hopes they would be able to help the trainees raise their self-confidence and enable them to turn the knowledge they are receiving from the workshop into useful tools to create profitable commercial projects. Amira al-Jadu’,one of the trainees in the workshop, told us that she learnt through the workshops how to turn her ambition into a structured project based on teamwork and aiming to benefit the public; "the workshop focused on teaching us how to identifying priorities and securing the necessary elements for the establishing a successful business." Um Mohammed, another trainee, said that the workshop was very useful, especially highlighting the importance of work and self-reliance rather than relaying on aid and help from others. Um Mohammad believes that this kind of workshops would revive the true spirit of the Syrian women as working and productive members of society, and it would provide them with the necessary tools to participate in the rebuilding process.


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