Glowork in deal to empower Saudi women
Riyadh, March 31, 2012
Glowork, a website dedicated to women empowerment in the Middle East, said it has partnered with German vocational program “Fatima” to provide Saudi women essential vocational and soft skills through a series of wortkshops.
Fatima which stands for (Female Apprenticeship Training in Modern Arabia) aims to implement German training modules for women in the Mena region, taking particular account of the socio-cultural peculiarities in each target Arabian country.
“Fatima” is a combination of learning and working and provides the basis for teaching vocational skills, said Glowork founder Khalid Alkhudair and Fatima managing director Markus Kamann after signing the agreement in Riyadh.
Alkhudair said: "We are very delighted to be partnering with a great project like the “Fatima” project. This will add extreme value to the female available talent out there, who currently lack the soft skills required when entering the job market."
“We wanted to bring the best for our ladies, continued Alkhudair, and we believe Fatima in collaboration with Glowork will surely be a positive step for our society and culture as a whole,” he noted.
The first of the series of training workshops will start by the end of April, said Kamann.
A workshop entitled, “Business card to your future” will be conducted three times during the month on a two day period for each workshop, he added.-TradeArabia News Service