Qatar Charity holds vocational training for orphans and IDPs in Somalia
Qatar Charity (QC), in cooperation with Zamzam Foundation in Somalia, provided vocational training to many orphans and those displaced due to drought to help them enhance their living standards. The vocational training project is one of the economic empowerment projects implemented by Qatar Charity to raise the economic and social standard of living of the needy. The training, which is the first of its kind by Qatar Charity in Somalia, benefited 18 orphans and IDPs. The trainees received certificates and basic equipment to practice carpentry, so that they can integrate into the labor market and reduce the economic burdens on their families.Mr. Berri Abdel Karim, projects officer at Zamzam Foundation, praised the role of the benevolent people of Qatar and Qatar Charity. He said the economic empowerment projects implemented by Qatar Charity always have a great impact on the beneficiaries. He wished the orphans and IDPs who participated in the training success in their careers. The trainee, Abu Bakr Hussein Muhammad, thanked Qatar Charity for allowing him to learn the carpentry, indicating that this is not the first time he has benefited from Qatar Charity’s projects, as he was one of the orphans sponsored by Qatar Charity. “I was planning to have a project of my own, and with the support of the benevolent people of Qatar, today, I am taking the first step to launch my own project,” said another trainee, Noor Mukhtar Abdullah, thanking Qatar Charity and the benefactors for the support. It is worth mentioning that Qatar Charity sponsors nearly 22,000 orphans in Somalia, and implements various projects for those affected by drought, especially in the sectors of relief, health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).