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Training empowers women in Al Batinah South

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Rustaq: Oman Women Associations are conducting many training programmes for women in Al Batinah South Governorate. These initiatives will empower women and help them earn income. Notable among these plans are the Suar project for silverware artisans by the Omani Women's Association in Nakhal. It provides materials and helps in setting up online marketing channels to boost sales.

The project also helps to preserve traditions and transform the designs in line with modern trends.

Dr Heba al Balushi, head of the Omani Women's Association in Nakhal, says, "This initiative introduces our community to the amazing talent of our young women in silverware craft. It's about partnering with local organisations, helping them learn the craft, and becoming entrepreneurs."

Another exciting project is the 'Threads of Hope' incubator, supported by Oreedo and the Omani Women's Association in Nakhal. This platform helps women to easily sell their craft products any time instead of depending solely on fairs. It's about modernising traditional crafts for today's market and empowering women to run their own businesses.

"Rahiq Honey" project, supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources, shows that women can thrive in honey production and earn a steady income.

These initiatives prove that Omani women are talented entrepreneurs, artists, and community leaders. They're not only nurturing their futures but also shaping a brighter future for Oman. Dr Al Balushi said: “ We are really grateful for the cooperation with the community and authorities where we worked together to support women's independence through the successful implementation of these initiatives. It was heartwarming to see the happiness of women when they got the first income from these projects.”

In Al Batinah South, these women are taking bold steps to support their families thereby showing the sky's limit.

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