Muscat: In an effort to create a better future for Omani women from different walks of life and to make them financially independent and self-sufficient, Eshraqa from Khimji Ramdas (KR) recently spearheaded “Ana Aqdar” – a training program in tailoring and fashion design. fashion, in partnership with the Association of Omani Women, Muscat. This support is part of Eshraqa’s ‘Qudurat initiative’, which focuses on women’s empowerment and employability.
The two-month training program that began in September trained ten women in various sewing techniques using sewing machines and sewing tools provided by Eshraqa. The initiative culminated with a fashion show held at the Omani Women’s Association in Muscat, under the patronage of Her Highness Sayyida Hujijah bint Jaifar Al Said, President of the Association for the Welfare of Children with Disabilities. The fashion show featured costumes designed and sewn by the participants themselves. Some of the best participants received the highest honors and were congratulated by the main guest of the event.
Highlighting Eshraqa’s role in women’s empowerment initiatives across the Sultanate, Nailesh Khimji, Director of Khimji Ramdas Group, said, “Eshraqa appreciates the value that women bring to society as leaders, innovators and accelerators of change. Through our support of programs such as the “Ana Aqdar” program, we remain committed to Oman’s Vision 2040 by creating an environment of equality and inclusion. We will continue to encourage Omani women from different walks of life to build a better future for themselves, their families and society as a whole.
Her Highness Sayyida Alia bint Thuwaini Al Said, President of the Omani Women’s Association, mentioned“KR Eshraqa’s support creates new livelihood opportunities for Omani women who participated in the ‘Ana Aqdar’ program. Skills workshops like these go a long way in helping women become powerful agents of change. »
The Eshraqa of KR was established on the premise that the private sector has a responsibility towards the development of local communities and the empowerment of talented individuals in the Sultanate. By working in nation-building at the grassroots, Eshraqa aspires to contribute significantly to socio-economic progress by building infrastructure and talent that will lead to improved knowledge, skills and abilities in society.