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IF Expands Vocational Training Program for Widows and other updates for February 2011

February 2011

As part of our on-going efforts to assist Iraqi widows, IF is pleased to announce that life skills, health care, and civic education training in all seven training centers located throughout Iraq is proceeding according to schedule. In addition, it gives us great pleasure to announce that the vocational training component of the Empowering Iraqi widows to Thrive (EIWT) project has been expanded in select training locations due to unprecedented demand and community support!  Vocational training, which aimed to target 10 widows per training cycle in each of the seven training centers located in Baghdad, Basra, Maysan, Dhi Qar, and Mosul, will now be delivered to 200 widows.  Vocational training courses in the following topics are being offered during the first training cycle computer skills, hairdressing, childcare, first aid, food manufacturing, and traditional sewing based on the local need in the community and the widows aspirations.


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Democracy and Civic Education Training in Baghdad's Al-Karkh Training Center

Life Skills Educational Training at the Al Hwair Training Center, Madaina, Basra

Educational Training At Abu Al Khaseeb, Basra

Daycare for the widow's children at the Karkh Center, Baghdad

Educational training in Bashiqa


Participants Filling Evaluation Forms at the Al Karkh Training Center, Baghdad

Health Related Topic training at the Abu Al Khaseeb Training Center

Health Related Topic training at the Al Hwair Center, Madina, Basra

Life Skills training at the Al HwairCenter, Mdaina, Basra

One-to-One Mentoring at the Abu Al Khaseeb Center, Basra

Problem solving working group


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