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The President of Jordan Red Crescent, Dr. Mohammad Al-Hadid, presented Certificates to 50 Syrian refugees and Jordanian women from host communities of Amman who completed the Livelihoods Program Vocational Training, in a ceremony at JRC Headquarters on April 1, 2017. The programme is funded by the British Red Cross.
Participants have been trained in various courses; Beauty, Hairdressing, Sewing, Embroidery, Soap making, Basket weaving and Pastry making and is run by the Jordan Red Crescent Vocational Training Centre.
The ceremony was attended by the Head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Amman, Dr. Miftah Etwilb, and the Director of the JRC Vocational Training Centre, Mrs Leila Touqan.
Dr. Al-Hadid said that the Livelihoods Programme is one of the most successful humanitarian projects implemented by Jordan Red Crescent. He pointed out that this program aims to help participants establish pilot projects after undertaking training courses for self-reliance.
In order to help beneficiaries in setting up small production projects, sewing machines and tools were distributed to participants, in addition to gas ovens and cylinders, soap and basket making tools, and other basic materials used in the art of beauty and hairdressing.
The trainings are also targeting Syrian refugees who are receiving regular cash assistance from the IFRC and JNRCS.