In the Empowerment Program, The main vocational training focus is on sewing and wool instruction, both of which give women an opportunity not only to learn a trade but also to establish a means for regular income-earning.
With the skills obtained, women are able to make and repair clothing both for their own families and for the community, helping them meet their own needs while giving them the option to work close to home.
During the course, women are trained to make models that they can use for personal use at no charge.
After the trainees are familiar with the basics of the profession, they start making dolls.
Dolls are a source of amusement for children, but this is not the only purpose for the dolls of our trainees at the center. These dolls express the secret of the strength inherent in these women. The women accurately and creatively weave the doll’s details, painting a smile that will not leave her, no matter how troubling life may be. Another important product of this program is the hand sewn linen tote bag. The bag is made of fabric to reduce consumption and preserve the environment. These bags also have a special significance for trainees, as the handmade drawings, paintings, and embroidery depict illustrations of the trainees’ hopes, dreams, and values. Once finished, all of these products are marketing and sold by SB, and 100% of their profits go to the trainees who produced them after deducting the price of wool or fabric. When the trainees have completed the program and are ready for work, they are given the opportunity to use the machines and equipment in the center for personal use without charge, providing them a way to work and earn money. The center also provides them with the materials they need at wholesale prices so that they can collect enough profit to provide for their needs and help their families. Furthermore, after acquiring enough skills, some of the women are able to receive classes to become qualified trainers themselves. By supporting the empowerment program, you save youth from early marriage and help them build an independent personality looking to achieve lofty goals; by buying a doll, you support a woman who fights to achieve a living for herself; and by buying a bag, you contribute to achieving the dream of a woman who works to combat the challenges surrounding her to become a strong, independent individual in her community. With your support, you help to create an enriched, self-sufficient, empowered community.