Developing and acquiring new skills has become essential to overcome the difficult social and economic crisis exacerbated by the pandemic. Currently, 45 women, from Miriata and its surroundings in the north, benefit from sewing and embroidery training, which extends for three months from May 20 to August 5, 2021, through the "Needle and Thread" project organized by the Association "Protect Support and Giving", in partnership with the Municipality of Marietta Al-Qadiriya, Within the framework of the "Baladi" program funded by the US Agency for International Development, and implemented by Caritas Lebanon
These women learn and develop skills in garment embroidery and fashion design making. This training increases their chances of getting job opportunities or working on their own account.
Generating revenue will improve their livelihood and help them provide for their families.
Also, through this project, women participate in awareness sessions on gender-based violence, which will help them identify and reject cases of violence and abuse.
Through the USAID Fund, “Baladi” provided equipment worth $35,000, including 15 sewing machines, an embroidery machine, and 45 complete sewing kits, in addition to experts such as a fashion designer, a sewing trainer, an embroidery trainer, a craft trainer, and an expert on violence on gender.