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    Launch of “Empowerment through Education” to help out-of-school girls return to school in Yemen

    30 December 2023

    The “Empowerment through Education” activity has been launched in the governorate of Lahij, Republic of Yemen, and will be implemented in five (05) Yemeni governorates to train and qualify families taking care of orphans, as part of the school reintegration project for out-of-school girls in Yemen, in accordance with the agreement signed between the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), the King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSrelief), the Yemeni Ministry of Education and the Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief (BCHR) Foundation.

    The aim of the Empowerment through Education is to help families caring for orphan girls by providing them with vital life and vocational skills that enable them to become self-sufficient, thus contributing to the reintegration of girls in the educational process. The program benefits 280 trainees through 14 training sessions in various fields such as sewing, embroidery, perfumery, technology, photography and food industries, in the governorates of Lahij, Abyan, Marib, Hadramaout and Socotra.

    At the launch of the activity, on Wednesday December 27, 2023, Mr. Saleh Al Dhaibani, Director of the King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief’s Office in Aden, stressed that the project to reintegrate out-of-school girls is a crucial project to help girls return to school through various activities, including the rehabilitation of schools and alternative classrooms, teacher training and family support.
    In her statement, Ms. Imane Al Zubairi, Director of the Yemeni project for the reintegration of out-of-school girls, said that the project aims to provide educational opportunities for out-of-school girls while empowering them economically and socially, stressing that it has yielded significant positive results in the targeted governorates.

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