VT: Closing Ceremony of Vocational Training Courses—al-Hameh 2018

The Syrian Society for Social Development (SSSD), in cooperation with the UNHCR, held a closing ceremony for all VT courses held at al-Hameh in 2018. The ceremony included a video presentation of all the courses held, a drama performance and a dabké dancing show.
The beneficiaries of eight different courses (2 sewing courses, 1 eastern-western cuisine chef course, 1 interior design and furniture spraying course, 1 home electrical installations course, 1 cell phone maintenance course, 1 aghabani embroidery course, 1 men’s shaving and hairdressing course) were honored and received their certificates.
The event included a public invitation to an exhibition of all course outputs—an opportunity for the local community to get to know the beneficiaries and their skills and thus help improve their chances of getting a job.
In her speech, one of the beneficiaries, who was referred from the SSSD GBV Program to the VT Program, said: “I’m so thrilled today. For the first time in my life I can savor success. This is the first certificate I earn in my whole life! Not only the course taught me a lot professionally wise, but I learned new life skills and how to deal with people as well. It changed me a lot. I feel stronger and psychologically fulfilled. Even at home, my dealing with people changed. Thank you from the heart.”
It is worth noting that 61 beneficiaries have already been directly linked to the labor market, namely trainees of sewing, aghabani, carpentry, painting and interior design, electricity and mobile maintenance courses.