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Women empowerment around food in Khiara, West Bekaa

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The Food Heritage Foundation (FHF) in collaboration with the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) organized a set of training workshops for women working in the Khiara Cooperative “Khayrat Bekaena” under the program “Community-based Health Kitchens to provide locally produced food aid for vulnerable groups affected by the Syrian crisis”.

The topics were covered during the training sessions are food safety, organizational and managerial skills, and Purchasing, Scheduling and Sustainability. In total, 7 Lebanese and Syrian women participated in the training workshops that were facilitated by Ms. Dominique Anid, FHF Nutrition and Health Officer and Dr. Salwa Tohme Tawk expert in Agriculture and Community Development.

The aim of this program is to further develop the existing cooperative by including a cooking unit for food assistance at first, that can later develop into a sustainable income generating business (catering; linking to neighboring universities etc.).

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