Middle East Development Foundation Opens Wi’am Center for Women’s Training in Sana’a


funded by the German Federal Ministry (BMZ) and the European Union (EU)


Five years of war on Yemen have left the country, which is one of the poorest countries in the worst humanitarian situation , have left the country to face displacement from the countrysides and governorates to the capital Sana’a. There most of the Yemenis accumulate. Therefore, it was important to confront the unemployment, isolation and poverty among displaced families (IPDs), especially that there should be a role for women in the work qualifying and alleviating poverty. Here comes our role here to open a training center for women which started to train in the field of sewing and marketing of products and concludes with the announcement of a charity exhibition (Bazaar) to display products of clothing, fabrics and fashion designed and tailored by famale trainees. Furthermore, the center is going to expand its activities in other productive areas within its strategic plan.

Fawzia Allaw, Executive Director of the Foundation (MEDFHR), said: ” Direct aid is not enough, but we need to build sustainable development through empowering people to be able to help themselves and face the conditions of war and the human condition that people suffer from. Thus, women’s rehabilitation is very significant. There is a high demand for local yields of fashion clothes. We will work in partnership with the government, the private sector and international funding organizations to create a vision and support projects and concerns of local production in our beloved country in the various productive sectors to achieve self-sufficiency.

The project (Wi’am Center for Women Training) consists of a group of activities aimed at gaining the trainees the ability to design, tailoring and marketing of products and competing production in the local market for clothing and fashion. Also it targets the training of IPDs women and the host community. To promote the coexistence and harmony and build relations based on partnership, work and production in order to benefit from the production revenue of more than 3,00 people from displaced (IPDs) families and host families in the community.

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