President's Corner

Jordan Site Visit Day One: Hand in Hand Works

29 July 2019

Jordan Site Visit Day One: Hand in Hand Works

It is not only about learning to tailor to make a living. That is our take away from Day One of the field visit to our project with UN Women in Jordan. The Jordanian and Syrian women we met at the community center in Muwaggar near Amman empower themselves by supporting each other: They share their dreams and experience camaraderie. They created a WhatsApp to be even better connected. 

Each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., they receive training to tailor school uniforms. After three months, some will have the opportunity to work in a factory. Others are making plans to set up their own business. This is only one example on how the work Zonta supports builds capacities and confidence.

Learn more about our Eid bi Eid project by clicking the link below.
Eid bi Eid (Hand in Hand): Support to the resilience and empowerment of Syrian refugee and vulnerable Jordanian women

photo credit: UN Women/ Lauren Rooney




Susanne von Bassewitz is the 2018-2020 President of Zonta International and the Zonta International Foundation.

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