Yazda and in a partnership with ASB, implemented an important livelihood project in Sinjar

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Yazda, in collaboration with ASB and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), opened 64 agricultural and non-agricultural businesses and provided vocational trainings on various professions in Sinjar between 2019 and 2021 as part of a livelihood project. Details below:
ISIS attacks on Sinjar in August 2014, resulted in the deaths, kidnappings, and forcible displacement of tens of thousands of Yazidis. In addition to that, those attacks caused the death of thousands of animals, looting people's possessions, and the destruction of farms, agriculture, businesses, and infrastructure.
Despite these heinous genocide crimes, thousands of people have returned to Sinjar from IDP camps. Many of those returnees were productive, but they lost their jobs due to the destruction of their shops and orchards. Some of them even lost their families.
Between 2019 and 2021, Yazda and in a partnership with ASB, implemented an important livelihood project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), in Sinjar "South of the Mountain" to support vulnerable people after a study analysis and field visits by Yazda.
Through this project, 64 agricultural and non-agricultural businesses were opened after training the beneficiaries on business management. Afterwards, a sum of $4,400 was paid in two installments; the first was $4,000 and the second, $400, for every beneficiary of agricultural and non-agricultural businesses.
Agricultural businesses include the following: 32 different agricultural businesses were established throughout the project, including sheep and cow breeding, beekeeping, turkey and chicken breeding, greenhouses, agricultural tool shops, and local product shops.
Non-agricultural businesses are the following: 32 different non-agricultural businesses were established too, such as carpentry, plumbers, grocery stores, photo shops, and women's clothing shops. Most of these businesses were established in the villages around Sinjar city, especially those villages where there were no shops of this kind to provide for the people's needs. The beneficiaries were from different components inside and outside Sinjar. Throughout this project, Yazda prioritsed vulnerable families, including widows, survivors, divorced women, orphans, disabled, and families with low-income.
As a part of this project, Yazda also trained 16 beneficiaries in various professions, including mechanics, sweets, sewing, printing, and designing, electrical repair, carpentry, plastics, and etc.). Two rounds of vocational training were conducted. Each round took six months. Both genders equally participated in the training. The fees during the training were covered by Yazda. After the vocational training was completed in Sinjar, more than 80% of the trainees found job opportunities and improved their skills. This initiative aims to support and develop their expertise in different professions.
Yazda would like to extend special thanks to its partners, ASB and BMZ, for their continued support and funding for such important projects in Sinjar.





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Yazda and in a partnership with ASB, implemented an important livelihood project in Sinjar

2021/10/45120-1635146762.jpg
Read: 482     12:30     25 Октябрь 2021    

Yazda, in collaboration with ASB and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), opened 64 agricultural and non-agricultural businesses and provided vocational trainings on various professions in Sinjar between 2019 and 2021 as part of a livelihood project. Details below:
ISIS attacks on Sinjar in August 2014, resulted in the deaths, kidnappings, and forcible displacement of tens of thousands of Yazidis. In addition to that, those attacks caused the death of thousands of animals, looting people's possessions, and the destruction of farms, agriculture, businesses, and infrastructure.
Despite these heinous genocide crimes, thousands of people have returned to Sinjar from IDP camps. Many of those returnees were productive, but they lost their jobs due to the destruction of their shops and orchards. Some of them even lost their families.
Between 2019 and 2021, Yazda and in a partnership with ASB, implemented an important livelihood project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), in Sinjar "South of the Mountain" to support vulnerable people after a study analysis and field visits by Yazda.
Through this project, 64 agricultural and non-agricultural businesses were opened after training the beneficiaries on business management. Afterwards, a sum of $4,400 was paid in two installments; the first was $4,000 and the second, $400, for every beneficiary of agricultural and non-agricultural businesses.
Agricultural businesses include the following: 32 different agricultural businesses were established throughout the project, including sheep and cow breeding, beekeeping, turkey and chicken breeding, greenhouses, agricultural tool shops, and local product shops.
Non-agricultural businesses are the following: 32 different non-agricultural businesses were established too, such as carpentry, plumbers, grocery stores, photo shops, and women's clothing shops. Most of these businesses were established in the villages around Sinjar city, especially those villages where there were no shops of this kind to provide for the people's needs. The beneficiaries were from different components inside and outside Sinjar. Throughout this project, Yazda prioritsed vulnerable families, including widows, survivors, divorced women, orphans, disabled, and families with low-income.
As a part of this project, Yazda also trained 16 beneficiaries in various professions, including mechanics, sweets, sewing, printing, and designing, electrical repair, carpentry, plastics, and etc.). Two rounds of vocational training were conducted. Each round took six months. Both genders equally participated in the training. The fees during the training were covered by Yazda. After the vocational training was completed in Sinjar, more than 80% of the trainees found job opportunities and improved their skills. This initiative aims to support and develop their expertise in different professions.
Yazda would like to extend special thanks to its partners, ASB and BMZ, for their continued support and funding for such important projects in Sinjar.





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