Moassassa Tamkin Al Mar'a - Women Empowerment Institution || Al Azm and Al Saade Complex

In 1950, the Social Welfare Institutions (SWI) - Dar al Aytam al Islamiya started their technical and professional training programs with a view to develop human resources in such fields in accordance with the job market requirements on one part, and to expand such perspectives in order to answer the national needs and to support the most vulnerable and poor populations, notably women who were never scholarised, middle aged singles, widows or divorced woment with no support, no job or who had never had an opportunity to work, and who are due to such conditions prone to suffer from nervous breakdowns and become a burden on their families, on the other part.

The Institution for women’s empowerment is devoted since 2006 to providing education, training and empowerment to women with a view to enable them to enter the labour market and become financially self-sufficient, and this process is radically modifying the traditional role of the woman in the community.


Stages of the empowerment process:

1.              Welcome and establish first contact with women aiming at empowerment

2.              Motivate the participants willing to subscribe to the programs

3.              Assess the candidates’ abilities

4.              Select the handcraft or professional training program matching the candidate’s capacities

5.              Prepare the participants to their future job requirements

6.              Help the candidates find a job and monitor them during employment


Main services:

* Internal assistance:

The institution provides exhaustive internal assistance for young orphans aged 14 to 18-years old who have been left outside their families for specific circumstances. These young girls benefit from the following services:

-        Sanitary and social support

-        Academic learning

-        Professional training

-        Food and clothing

-        Social empowerment to build their independence


* Day care:

This service concerns woment aged 20 to 55 years-old and provides them with exhaustive empowerment programs including a number of training cycles selected according to their abilities and expectations.

1)             Professional empowerment including the following programs:

-          Professional training

-          Social support for senior citizens

-          Beautician care for women

-          Sewing

-          Embroidery

-          Dye techniques and fabric printing

-          Mosaics

-          Drawing

-          Manual work

-          Restauration assistant

-          Photography

-          Interior design for special occasions

-          Elementary accounting

-          Languages

-          Marketing

-          Photoshop

-          Business administration


2)             Financial empowerment:

-          Mastering of social networks techniques during job-searching

-          Organisation of exhibitions to market women’s handcrafted products

-          Training of ladies endowed with business administration abilities


3)             Support programs:

a.       Psychological support:

-          Psychological advice and counselling under specialists’ supervision

-          Cultural conferences (on society, health, legislation and psychological well-being themes)

-          Training workshops

-          Health safety awareness-rising campaigns


b.      Adult courses:

Progressive litteracy programs in order for the women to acquire reading and writing abilities.

Training women’s children care services:

The Institution for women’s empowerment has funded care services to accomodate empowered woment’s one year and a half to four year-old children, in a way to allow their mothers to carry on with their empowerment programs whilst their children are being taken care of free of charge.

The nursery offers the following care programs:

1)      Pre-school preparatory teaching

2)      Internal and external activities

3)      Food (according to the mothers’ schedule)