270 trained women breadwinners receive sewing machines
Cairo Governor Galal Saeed - YOUM7/Hossam Atef

CAIRO: A total of 270 women breadwinners and widows were each handed a sewing machine Thursday as part of a United Arab Emirates grant for training and employment.

The women were trained for 15 days to use the machines, which cost 15,000 EGP ($1,800 each,) in the “symbiotic project,” which is organized by Qafelat al-Khier charity, according to a Thursday statement by the office of Cairo Governor Mostafa al-Saeed.

The beneficiaries deprived areas in Cairo; such as Ma’sara and Duweiqa. They were selected by a number of NGOs under the condition that each trainee trains another woman to sew.

The machines were delivered at a celebration in Al-Azhar Park in Cairo; Saeed and representatives from the involved NGOs and the UAE Development Center attended the celebration.

The event included an exhibition of the work of 75 women, including purses, decorated sheets, clothes, accessories and arabesque.

The project provides help in marketing and organizing exhibition.

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