Syrian women affected by the war are heading to learn a number of professions in the region Barış Pınarı Harekâtı in the northeast of the country in order to support their families.
The women, most of whom are widows or wives of detainees, are undergoing courses at the cultural center in Tal Abyad, which was opened earlier this year with Turkish support.
Sewing and embroidery are among the most prominent professions of the courses in the center, while the administration plans to organize other courses in the fields of computers, hairdressing, and phone maintenance.
In an interview with one of them during a sewing course, Umm Farhan (46 years), a displaced person from the “Ain Issa” area of Raqqa, said that she joined the course about a month ago.
She expressed her hope to practice this profession in the future in order to support her seven children, pointing out that she made great strides in sewing within a month.
In turn, Umm Issa, a displaced person from Aleppo, explained that she had learned a lot in the course since she joined it a month ago.
She expressed her desire to work in one of the workshops in Tal Abyad after completing the course.
For his part, trainer Saleh Shawakh stated that he taught sewing and embroidery to dozens of women in the center.
He pointed out that he teaches women to use the sewing machine first, and then to sew clothes in the next stage.
Noting that the trainees can sew all kinds of clothes within 3 months.
For his part, the director of the center, Ramadan Ramadan, explained that the main objective of the course is to teach women about a profession in order to secure a source of income for themselves and their families.
He pointed out that the center has received about a thousand affiliation requests since the beginning of the year, and that 310 women have completed the course and are ready to enter the labor market.