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A training workshop on Syrian cuisine and targeting 20 Syrian displaced women


The Daily Start newspaper published a report last Tuesday 12th of November, on a training workshop organised by Tawlet restaurant which is affiliated to Souk el Tayeb and which targeted Syrian displaced women in order to help them in opening catering business in Syrian cuisine and as such enable them to secure some livelihood.  The workshop was organised in cooperation with Caritas and with financial support from UNHCR and aimed at providing training to women for preparing Syrian dishes and helping them market these dishes.
Some 20 women took part in this training which was held in the basement of one of Caritas premises in Sin el Fil.  The main incentive for the trainees is certainly to be able to secure some income but the project has also provided women with the opportunity to leave aside their troubles and miseries caused by the war in Syria while getting to know each other and learn new ways to prepare food dishes.
According to Jihan Chahla who is the responsible of projects at the Tawlet restaurant, the project seeks to help these women to take initiatives, create a trademark for their products and subsequently cater for social events such as weddings, etc…
Source: The Daily Star 12 November 2013

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