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330 women complete tailoring course

330 women complete tailoring course

Apr 18, 2011 - 17:12

AIBAK (PAN): Hundreds of Afghan women completed a two-month tailoring course in the northern province of Samangan on Monday, an official said.

As many as 330 women, including widows, learnt sewing clothes and men's coats during the USAID-funded course, Ahmad Farid Khuda Jo, the economy department head, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Each of the participants was paid 250 afghanis and trainers 550 afs daily by USAID, he said.

Rajab Ali, the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority chief for Samangan, said 1,200 coats, 500 jackets, and 1,000 uniforms for girl students, sewn by the trainees, were being distributed to poor students.

Zakira, a participant of the course, learnt coat sewing. A mother of six, she said her husband was killed in the ongoing conflict and her children worked at homes of other people to make a living.

Happy with the project, the widow hoped she would be able to feed her family with the help of her newly-learnt skills.