As part of ACTED’s “Empowerment of vulnerable women in Jbeil and Msaitbeh through advanced trainings in practical skills” project, two teachers from ESMOD Fashion University in Beirut met the 15 women participating in the training program at the Jbeil Social Development Center.
During their visit, ESMOD teachers introduced the women to proper measurement and fitting techniques. They also exchanged views on the industry’s standards and practices as well as the essentials of fashion illustration, pattern making, pattern grading and clothing construction.
The women taking part in this initiative took this visit as an opportunity to learn more about the materials and fabrics they’re using and discover new techniques to become adept at adjusting patterns to fit different body types.
The activities of this project funded by the Centre de Crise of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs targets vulnerable women in Jbeil and Msaitbeh. The project also aims to improve their resilience to the constantly evolving social and economic conditions in Lebanon.
Vulnerable women targeted through this project will have access to better employment opportunities through various skill-building workshops and sessions with a focus on sewing and tailoring skills.