Turkey’s state-run aid agency has distributed vocational equipment for 50 Sudanese women to boost their employment.

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) distributed 10 sewing machines, 10 embroidery machines, 10 leatherworking machines, 10 ovens, and 10 spice processing machines.

The machines were provided to the women who previously received training in sewing-embroidery and cooking by the Crafts for Sustainable Development Association, which carries out craftwork activities for the people of the region.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Turkey’s Ambassador in Khartum Irfan Neziroglu said they wish to deliver equipment to hundreds of women in all provinces of Sudan.

“Sudanese women are one of the strongest women in the world. Believe and trust yourself,” Neziroglu added.

TIKA Coordinator Bilal Ozden said that they will carry out similar projects in other provinces, and they will develop projects for young people and professionals with low-income who have not been able to start their business.

*Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur

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