W-omanmatters

For the benefit of others…..

There are people who talk a lot and there are people who act. Amira Mohammed Ibrahim al Hakim, manager of the Business Women Group in Dhofar and owner of the beauty salon Princess of the Universe, belongs to the latter. Yesterday, I attended a party organized by Amira. The goal was extra ordinary.

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To give the opportunity to women to develop themselves and to improve their financial situation, Amira organized in several places in Dhofar, a ‘free’ one month course about make-up, hair cutting, abbaya, …..all themes involved with beauty and beauty salon. An issue that is very lively in Dhofar. After this one month training women are able to look for work, to establish their own salon or to do it from home. In an atmosphere of friendship and togetherness the party finalized the one month training. 500 women received a prize or a certificate. During the delicious diner Amira encouraged the women to go further on.

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Amira, who believes in what she is doing, organizes this all on her own expenses, she even rent room facilities of the Omani Women Association and pay the teachers. Beside training around beauty and beauty salons, she will also organize training in cooking, buchur (perfumes) and other themes. To give this project the chances she sees, she will go on for two years.

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