There is the stereotypical way of helping abolish poverty, then there is the proactive way that helps these individuals pave their roads to a more privileged life.
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a life time.”
In honor of women empowerment, Model United Nations (MUN) has started a development project that teaches women skills and techniques so that they can provide for their families. The founders of this project Fatema Niazy and Magda Keshk, along with their development team, targeted 20 women from Batn El Bakar (a really poor area in Egypt) and started giving them trainings on jewelry making. The trainings went extremely well that these women were enabled to form their own jewelry line “Yadawi.”
From the skills that were taught to these women, true development was achieved, as they now are able to manage their own budgets and resources. The expansionary plan for Yadawi is to achieve a phase where they can have a sustainable income. For that plan to be achieved they need our help! Instead of spending hours complaining about our current political and economic situation, let’s support our homegrown products so that real development can occur.
At this point Yadawi is up and running and it needs our help to establish their brand in our Egyptian community.
You can easily take part of this development by checking out their website and spreading the word.
By: Nour Soliman