Project Description

Providing an opportunity for education for women from areas with limited opportunities.

Ayat Hlahela and Omaima Yousf

Ayat Hlahela and Omaima Yousf, Vocational and Educational Training
Ayat Hlahela and Omaima Yousf, Vocational and Educational Training
Providing an opportunity for education for women from areas with limited opportunities. 

About Ayat, Omaima and Vocational and Educational Training

Vocational and Educational Training is a multipurpose training center in the village of Kharas. The center will provide education and training for women, in anything from hairdressing to physics. In general, the center will provide any education that can help local women secure a job. In addition to this, the center will provide courses for school children. VET is the only educational institution in the village and the surrounding area. Because of this, VET seeks to encompass as wide a range of education as possible, thus also focusing on vocational trainings.

Participants pay a fee to attend the educational courses. However, to promote itself the center will provide a number of free courses, which both has a social advantage but also functions as advertisement for the enterprise.
In the near future, the center plans to open a kindergarten, to allow women, who would otherwise have had to stay home to take care of children, to attend trainings too. The social benefit of the center is clear, as it provides an opportunity for education for women, in an area without other educational options. It is the founders’ vision that the initiative can expand to other areas in the future, to educate even more women and children.

The two founders of VET are Omaima Yousf and Ayat Hlahela. Omaima has a degree in Social Studies from Al-Quds University. She volunteers at the YMCA organization, the Union of People with Disabilities and the Arabic Association, where she helps people with disabilities. Ayat has a degree in Database Programming from Politically Palestine University in Hebron. She has previously worked as a project coordinator of education in Beit Sahour.

Both founders have numerous ideas but lack the skills to see them realized. They hope the SE training will provide them with the necessary knowledge, entrepreneurial network and help them get their ideas organized in a proper way.

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