North Darfur celebrates the official Opening and Handover of the Zamzam Women’s Training Center

Date Published: 
Feb 10 2016

 

IOM Sudan officially handed over the Zamzam Women’s Center to the Ministry of Social Welfare and local communities in North Darfur. Established in 2015 in the Zamzam Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, the center is a training venue to enhance income generating activities for vulnerable women and female-headed households. Generously funded by the Government of Japan under the project “Responding to needs of newly displaced IDPs and breaking the cycle of dependency of IDPs in Darfur, Sudan”, the center caters for hundreds of women who need training on various skills such as the production of sanitary pads, which they can sell in the market, as well as it provides a space for them to meet. The center was equipped with sewing machines, furniture and raw materials to start the activities.

The Opening Ceremony was attended by the Minister and Director General of the State Ministry of Social Welfare, a representative of the Humanitarian Aid Commission, Zamzam women leaders and community members, UNFPA, UNAMID, and UNHCR.

For more information, please contact: Letizia Dell’Asin, Programme Officer, Transition and Reintegration Unit. Email: ldellasin@iom.int, Tel: + 249-9224-0668