Following the announcement of the partnership agreement between Vale, Sohar Aluminium and Orpic, that lead to the establishment of a CSR Foundation under the name Jusoor, a tailoring training program was initiated last month as one of the sustainable development activities of the foundation. The 3 months training program is considered a first step for continuous vocational training programs that the Foundation plans to implement aiming to contribute in developing trained and skillfulomanis in different areas. The training program comes in association with The Directorate General of Social Development in North Al Batinah and the walis offices in Sohar and Liwa. With the assistance of the Family Development Department in the Directorate General of Social Development 50 ladies from the social security families in Sohar and Liwa were selected to join the program.
Besides the 3 months training program the 50 trainees were granted sewing machines for their personal use, which can help them develop their skills and help them start their own homemade tailored products.
Speaking about the project, Dr.Hamed bin Hashim Al Dhahab, CEO of Jusoor Foundation stated: “The tailoring training program provides an opportunity for the selected group of ladies from Sohar and Liwa to develop basic skill in tailoring, and would hopefully support them generate new source of income for their families”. He also thanked the support extended by the Directorate General of Social Development.
Jusoor is CSR Foundation under formation, that came as a collaborative efforts from Orpic ,Sohar Aluminium and Vale aiming to implement sustainable development projects in the communities were there three companies operate.
As part of its commitment towards community, Jusoor announces 90 training for work opportunities for Omani citizens from Sohar and Liwa. The successful and qualified graduates from the training program will be working at Vale. This initiative is one of the Foundation continuous endeavours to promote the skilled Omanis and qualify them to join the Omani workforce.
The two-year training program qualifies 90 young job seekers from families under social security from Sohar and Liwa who will be selected for best performance in written examinations and interviews.
The trainees will have their extensive theoretical and vocational training program in one of the specialised training institutes in the North of Al Batinah Governorate on fields of welding, lubricating, and mechanics. This will be supported by the English Language foundation course together with the job security and maintenance operations scheme at Vale Oman Company. The program includes on-job –training phase to enhance the trainees skills in the respective departments of the company.
Dr Hamed Al Dhahab, Jusoor Foundation Chief Executive Officer says “This program interprets the collected efforts to qualify young Omanis with the suitable skills to join the job market in the Sultanate. Jusoor is working very seriously through communicating with various governmental and private bodies to enable the Omani job seekers and train them to be highly qualified for the workforce.”
Jusoor is a non-profit foundation founded by Sohar Aluminium, Vale and Orpic companies to implement socioeconomic sustainable projects in areas of operation.
Aligning with its sustainable development initiatives in North Al Batina governorate, Jusoor concluded a training program on tailoring with a small banquette for the graduates accompanied with a two-day mini exhibition for the candidates’ products in the Alsalam Hall at the Alsalam sport club in Liwa. Present at the event were representatives from Orpic, Sohar Aluminium and Vale Oman companies.
The banquette was held to felicitate the 50 candidates who had a three months training program. Trophies and appreciations certificates were handed over during the ceremony.
The tailoring project which accommodated 50 women from social security and low income families is one of the early vocational initiatives implemented by Jusoor in association with the Directorate General of Social Development in North Al Batinah and the walis offices in Sohar and Liwain an attempt to contribute to the development of the vocational training of young Omanis in several work fields. The project aims at providing the ladies with the basic knowledge of tailoring and embroidery together with the provision of sewing machines for their personal use, which can help them develop their skills and help them start their own homemade tailored products.
During his visit to the exhibition, Jusoor Chief Executive Officer DrHamed bin Hashim Al Dhahab expressed his gratitude for the success of the training course “The tailoring training program provides an opportunity for the selected group of ladies from Sohar and Liwa to develop basic skill in tailoring, and would hopefully support them generate new source of income for their families”
The candidates have given their thoughts about the training course. Fatma Ali Al Mamaria said “ I learnt a lot of the basics in tailoring and embroidery. Thanks to Jusoor for this opportunity. It makes my family and myself self-sufficient in term of tailoring and clothing.” Others have urged their friends to join such courses. “This training course is successful and I am glad to be part of it. It helps to meet my family increasing demands. I urge my friends and unemployed Omani ladies to join such training.”
The training project represents the first phase and Jusoor is embarking upon a bigger project next phase where an industrial tailoring workshop is possibly to be established creating several jobs for low income Omani ladies.
Jusoor is CSR Foundation under formation, which came as collaborative efforts from Orpic, Sohar Aluminium and Vale aiming to implement sustainable development projects in the communities were there three companies operate.