Exhibition concluded women`s training course

With an exhibition of artistic handicraft made by the participants, Beit Al-Maqdis kindergarten ended this year`s psycho-social training course for women in Hebron.

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With an exhibition of artistic handicraft made by the participants, Beit Al-Maqdis kindergarten ended this year’s psycho-social training course for women in Hebron.

The exhibition was opened by TIPH Head of Mission Britt T. B. Brestrup.

−This project is very close to my heart. We know that women are exposed to heavy pressure in stressful situations, so the TIPH finds it vital to support projects that reach out to them directly, Brestrup said when opening the exhibition on 31 July 2010.

The aim of the psycho-social training course was to equip the participants with strategies and skills, which may help them to cope with stress, traumas and frustration resulting from their living conditions in deprived areas in H2.

In all, the course was attended by 60 women and 120 children.

−The idea has been to give women the opportunity to express themselves, socialise and interact with others, thereby discovering that they are not alone with their difficulties, which again may strengthen their feeling of belonging, says Um Samid, principal at Beit Al-Maqdis kindergarten.

The TIPH has been supporting the project as part of its work with providing a sense of security to the Palestinian population in Hebron, particularly improving the living circumstances for women and children in the areas.

2 July 2010