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Sook al-Tayeb and empowering women through preparing food


The Daily star newspaper published a report about Sook al-Tayeb’s latest empowerment project entitled: “Bounties of Domestic Workers”, which is implemented in partnership with the International Labor Organization. The program aims at providing opportunities to women from underprivileged communities through food production. Some 15 migrant women domestic workers took part in the program and participated in the Sook al-Tayeb weekly market and catered for various events around town, including lunches at “Tawlet” restaurant and in the cafeteria in Jnah7 area.
Kamal Muzawak, founder of Sook al-Tayeb, told the newspaper that the women participating in the program have no professional background in food preparation, aside from cooking at Lebanese homes. Muzawak also pointed out that Sook al-Tayeb and the ILO initiated the program with several training workshops that were conducted in May, then they identified which authentic meals would be best suited for Lebanese tastes.
Furthermore, the newspaper pointed out that “Bounties of Domestic Workers” is one of a number of food-focused empowerment projects implemented by Sook al-Tayeb, which host Lebanese housewives from around the country.  Recently, new initiatives have included Palestinian refugees and women who fled the war in Syria, as well as mothers from Tripoli’s Bab al-Tebbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighborhoods.
Source: The Daily Star 11 August 2014

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