Exhibition Showcasing Syrian Women's Creative Skills Held in Lattakia Marking International Women’s Day

Marking International  Woman’s Day, the Modernizing and Activating Women’s Role in Economic Development (MAWRED) Society recently held an exhibition in Lattakia province for handicrafts and traditional industries with the participation of different economic activities from several Syrian provinces.

MAWRED Society, whose headquarter is in Damascus, was established in 2003 with the aim of "developing and reactivating Syrian women’s role in the country's economic development, creating job opportunities for them and empowering them to play an active role in pushing the economic process forward," Mrs. Yasmina Azhari, Head of "MAWRED" said in a statement to the Syriatimes e-newspaper.

Lecture on Syrian Women’s Role in Political Life and Decision-Making Held Marking International Women's Day

 Syrian women, in the past and present, have been considered as the symbol of the homeland and as an example to follow in commitment to principles and values”, Eng. Ghada Al-Assad, a social activist and a former member of the Lattakia Ba’ath Arab Socialist Party branch leadership, said in a statement to the Syriatimes e-newspaper on the sidelines of a lecture she recently delivered on “the Importance of Syrian Women’s Role in Political Life and Decision-Making".

Eng. al-Assad, who is also Head of the Technical Office of Water Resources Directorate in Lattakia, delivered the lecture at “The Syrian Rassemblement for Reform and Civil Society Participation” (Tasama) in Lattakia province marking International Women's Day.

The lecturer reviewed the Syrian woman's position in history including in the legends and tales as goddess of war, love and fertility and as a creative spirit over thousands of years. In a later era in history, Eng. al-Assad said, the Syrian woman occupied a glorious position by becoming a queen. For example, Zenobia, the queen of Syria's Palmyra, was example of an ambitious and very brave queen with a strong personality.  Old kingdoms in Syria were also named after some women such as Ebla, Mary, Ugharit and Apamea, and even in religion there was a woman besides every prophet, the lecturer said, pointing out that the Syrian women enjoyed such a significant and respectable status while women in the then Arab Gulf were infanticide.

Home-Based Manufacturing Units Project in Lattakia Aims at Empowering Syrian Rural Women

Syrian rural women play key role in their communities and they are one of the pillars of the Syrian agricultural economy because of their ability to manufacture and produce.

Within the framework of the government's plan to empower Syrian rural women, the Directorate of Agriculture in Lattakia has recently launched the home-based manufacturing units project in province countryside

“This project, which is the first of its kind in Syria, aims at empowering rural women through providing job opportunities, developing their capacities in food production, expanding their knowledge and information on product quality standards. It also aims at helping the women increase their income, by selling competitive products, and at enhancing their ability to market traditional food,” eng. Rabab Wardeh, Head of the Rural Women’s Development Department at the Directorate of Agriculture in Lattakia told the Syriatimes e-newspaper.

Great Efforts Exerted to Support Syrian Youths' Creative Projects

Starting from their believe in the Syrian youths' influential role in society, several  Syrian civil society organizations and scientific parties have spared no effort to strengthen the capacities of creative Syrian youths through embracing a range of their distinguished thoughts, programs and projects to engage effectively in and contribute to the achievement of sustainable development in the country.

These civil and scientific sides continue empowering the Syrian youths and work to turn their  dreams and visions into reality through providing  financial and administrative support as well as training as to guarantee the continuity and positive impacts of these projects.

Within this context,” the Syrian computer society(SCS) in Damascus works hard on ground to help a number of Syrian youths’ projects  come into reality and have developmental impact on ground. Last year, it succeeded in supporting seven projects and is expected to support the same number of projects this year”,  according to eng. Fadwa Murad , Head of the Communication and Information Technology (IT) incubator at the SCS.

Joint Graduation Project of Three Syrian Students Shows Their Thirst for Coping with Up-to-Date Technology

The Syrian government has spared no effort to spread the culture of invention, encourage scientific reasearch and the creative projects of Syrian youths in order to help them effectively take part in the country's all-out reconstruction process.

Graduated students, particularly from the faculties of engineering, are the future scientific researchers who will play a major role in the development of the Syrian scientific research.

The graduation projects of some students of the Mechatronics Department at Tishreen University in Lattakia have been proved to be of great importance at the level of scientific research and they have unveiled notable talents.

The Syriatimes e-newspaper met engineers Mayyada Ghadban, Haya Ahmed and Karam Ghazal, who have recently graduated from the Electrical and Mechanical Faculty, the Mechatronics Department, at Tishreen University in the Syrian province of Lattakia  to shed light on their joint creative graduation project.

Mechatronics is a wide comprehensive branch of engineering that focuses on designing, manufacturing and maintaining products that have both mechanical and electronic components. It has been broadened to include the integration of multiple systems, including computer engineering, systems engineering and programming, according to eng. Ghadban.

"Hayat" Institution for Ability Building Carries out Activities to Support Women and Youths

A group of Syrian ladies with experience in different domains have joined efforts to make effective change in society, a change that reflects positively on women issues and provides enough support for women to help them employ their capacities. To achieve their goal, these ladies established a social institution called "Hayat" (Life) under a license from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affaris.

Dana Abdeen, head of the institution, talked to SANA about the goals of the institution, clarifying that it aims at building the abilities and enhancing the skills and social awarness of individuals, mainly women and youths.

First Lady Receives Some Martyrs' Families

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Caring for the families of the martyres, who sacrifid themselves to protect the homeland, has been one of the top priorities of the Syrian state.

Within this framework, First Lady, Mrs. Asma Al-Assad on Thursday received a number of families and sons of martyres who sacrificed their souls while fighting terrorism to defend Syria's dignity and sovereignty.