10 July 2020

TİKA Supports Women’s Employment in Kyrgyzstan

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), in cooperation with the Humanitarian Aid Foundation (İCF), built a workshop where sewing and pattern making courses can be organized for women in need in order to provide vocational education and develop skills in the field of textile and to contribute to women’s participation in production in Kyrgyzstan

With the project implemented in cooperation with the Humanitarian Aid Foundation, operating in the field of social welfare in Kyrgyzstan, women who grew up as orphans or earn a low income will be able to attend the courses organized for them and enter a profession. Established in a building allocated by the Foundation, which carries out Social Responsibility activities, the sewing workshop will host courses that will contribute to the training of qualified workers for the textile industry and provide new job opportunities for women who have no family or are widowed.

In the sewing workshop, trainees will be taught the software DesignCAD and will be provided advanced training in sewing, including topics such as pattern making, digitizing designs, and sewing ready-to-wear products. Trainees who complete the course successfully will be awarded a certificate.

As the textile industry is growing rapidly in Kyrgyzstan, the need for qualified workforce increases. The industry, where companies also undertake contract manufacturing for giant firms operating internationally, contributes greatly to the country’s economy. According to official reports, the annual export of the industry is approximately 200 million USD, and more than 150,000 people are employed in the industry.


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