Blog: The Middle East

Food and Clothing Provided at Centre

Holy Land

 

This past month, there was an ongoing effort to help immigrants with food vouchers. The people coming into the country are going through quite a vetting process, and many are entering with very little in the way of financial resources. 

 

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Women Learn Skill and Craft in Sewing Class

House of Ruth, Jordan

 

Sewing Class

Week 1 was all about learning the basics of sewing, introducing the tools and the machine used, laying down the foundations, learning how to cut the fabric properly, and learning how to align the pieces on the top of each other correctly. In weeks 2 & 3, the teacher taught the participants how to take measures of the waist, shoulders, thighs, and chest, how to sew in a straight line, and how to take in clothes.

 

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Village Women Embark on Employment Training

Mugheer al Sarhan Village, Jordan

 

GHNI, in cooperation with another local women's association in Mugheer al Sarhan Village, have started a three-month long sewing course. It started in July and it was completed in October 2021.
 

Twelve Jordanian women joined the course meeting two days a week, from 9am to 1:30pm. More women were interested to join in, but in order to keep social distance and apply the safety precautions, we limited the number to 12 participant, only.

 

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How We Help Immigrants

Holy Land

 

More and more immigrants are coming into the country, so we want to help them get settled and adjusted as quickly as possible. There are different ways we provide help. One is a distribution centre which feely provides clothing to immigrants. We also offer nine rooms available for boarding.  

 

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Refugees Will Receive Needed Help

Smyrna, Turkey

 

It has been a busy networking time for us. Our organisation is growing and becoming known by more and more people. First, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality reached out to us by conducting an interview about the work we do among disadvantaged women. They think we're doing a great job of giving more women hope! This publicity will be very helpful to reach new people to get to know us and potentially support us.

 

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Sewing Class Attended with Enthusiasm

House of Ruth, Jordan

 

Sewing Class

This month, the participants continued learning the basics of sewing. They learnt how to cut the fabric properly and how to align the pieces on the top of each other correctly. They are applying what they're learning as well as sewing a school uniform for their daughters. 

 

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Goats - A Source of Income

Goat Loan Programme, Jordan

 

In AM village, Omar* visited Zaid*. Zaid is a young man who has lost his job during the COVID-19 crisis. The village committee has introduced him to us. Recently, Zaid received six goats from GHNI Jordan. 

 

Zaid is very happy to start this project as it will be his only source to generate income. He is excited to increase the number of goats to increase the production which will give an increased income.

 

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Open Heart Surgery Saves a Child's Life

Refugees in Jordan

 

Iraqi Refugees

Sami* is from Basra, Iraq. He worked as an office man in an engineer's office. He is married and has two daughters and one son who has Down’s Syndrome. Sami had to leave Iraq because of one of his daughters who was 11 years old and in the 5th grade was threatened. One of her classmates accused her of insulting their teacher. It was sad and scary to see the hatred demonstrated at this young age.

 

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