Ninurta supports refugees and preserves handicrafts

Training

Ninurta offers deprived women different training cycles and modules based on traditional textile handicraft techniques of the Mashreq region.

 

Modules

  • Traditional woodblock printing.
  • Crochet.
  • Embroidery and lace.
  • Patchwork.

 

A certified trainer teaches each module.

 

Format

  • Four modules by a team of four trainers.
  • Duration: Four months (four hours per week, totalling 64 hours of training).

 

Objectives

  • Help disadvantaged women better integrate into the socio-economic system by offering technical skills; provide a space for socializing; and increase women’s self-esteem.
  • Contribute to the preservation of traditional artisanal techniques.

Between May 2016 and May 2018, 378 women, including Syrian refugees (75%) and Lebanese, have attended these sessions.

Ninurta was able to pay 46% of the women trained for the production of items most likely to be sold.

 

Our future projects

  • New technical modules.
  • Post-training follow-up and linkage to the job-market.
  • Provide women with social and psychological support.