The workshops

Rahima examines the silver jewelry which was manufactured in the NAZO jewelry workshop in Ahmad Shah Baba Meyna. Are they good enough for the sale? The finely crafted pieces of jewelry are weighted before a price is ascertained. 

How did the workshops develop?

Most of the women aim at continuing to meet up even after the training program so that they don't end up exercising the achieved job expertise at home and in isolation. This could also help to improve their domestic circumstances through new social contacts.

During our job training experience of almost 15 years it turned out that analphabets usually need more time than 1 or 2 years to achieve full independency, which empowers them to trade their products themselves. Learning the trade is not a problem at all, but independent merchandising of the products requires a lot more time.

This is why the concept of the workshop was developed: it gives the women the opportunity to continue working within the safe space of the NAZO center, that means: they can continue to leave their houses every day to work within the group and don’t have to return to their houses to work there isolated any longer. The groups have been sharing their knowledge for years and support each other – in short: the workshops promote the progress of the women while strengthening their network.  

This page was updated: 08.12.2017

Workshops in Ahmad Shah Baba Meyna / Kabul

Jewelry workshop

Leather workshop

Carpet workshop

Tailoring workshop

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