Hasakah, Syria – Under the banner “Art Serves Environment”, an art exhibition was launched on Saturday in the Fraternity (Birati) Center for Democracy and Civil Society in al-Mufti neighbourhood in Hasakah city, northeast of Syria. The exhibition contained paintings and handicrafts made by recycled materials, reflecting the Kurdish folklore.
Anas Hassan, director of the Awareness Programme in the Birati Center, told ARA News: “This exhibition is a held in the framework of an environmentally-friendly project we launched mid February this year. We aim to raise people’s awareness towards the importance of saving the environment, especially nowadays in the cities of Hasakah, Qamishli and Sere Kaniye in northeastern Syria. We also planted one thousand nurslings in the three cities and used plastic boxes, paper and soap in our exhibition.”
The Center also held sewing-work exhibition for 20 women who had one-month sewing training under the supervision of the Women Empowerment Center and the Fraternity Center in order to improve the social and economical situation of women.
Perwin Abd, the manager of the Women Empowerment Center in Hasakah, said: “We have two-phase project; the first phase is training twenty women on sewing, while the second is selecting the best seven ones and open a workshop for them, providing the required equipment, so that they can support their families.”
The Fraternity (Birati) Center had implemented the women empowerment project in the city of Sere Kaniye to train women on making patisseries then they opened a small shop in the city and provided the raw needed materials.
Reporting by: Sipan al-Kurdi
Source: ARA News
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