Textile and Kitchen Workshops at SADA Women Development and Solidarity Centre

ilo-sadaThe textile and kitchen workshops started operating on 1 October 2018 at the SADA Women Development and Solidarity Centre under the project “Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls” implemented jointly by UN Women, ILO and ASAM.

The textile and kitchen workshops started operating on 1 October 2018 at the SADA Women Development and Solidarity Centre under the project “Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls” implemented jointly by UN Women, ILO and ASAM. The General Directorate of Lifelong Learning provides training on producing local food products and lockstitch operating within the Public Education Curriculum in the context of the workshops organised by ILO.

The kitchen workshop drew 27 Syrian, 12 Turkish and 1 Iranian women for training on producing local food products. The beneficiaries receive training on local products of Gaziantep, a city of rich cuisine and announced by UNESCO a world gastronomy city in 2015. Learning now how to make pickles, the beneficiaries will soon learn how to make such long-shelf-life items as local noodles, jams, marmalades, pastes, and also vegetable drying techniques.

The textile workshop drew 22 Syrian and 6 Turkish women for training on lockstitch operating. Aiming to increase women’s participation in the labour force and facilitate their access to decent work, the workshop provides the beneficiaries with basic knowledge of lockstitch machines and exercises on stitching techniques. The later phases of the training will involve training home textiles. A women’s cooperative with Syrian refugee women and Gaziantep’s local women as partners will consequently be established to market the products of women in the workshops.