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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.

Lattakia's Artificial Intelligence Club a Platform to Get Youths Involved in Syria’s Rebuilding

 "Since the invention of computer, its capability to perform various tasks went on growing exponentially . The artificial intelligence (AI) is a main branch of the computer science that deals with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computer and react like human beings” eng. Hasan Dayoub , Head of the Artificial Intelligence Club of the  Syrian Computer Society (SCS) Lattakia’s branch and Dean of the International  School of Artificial Intelligence in Lattakia said in an interview with the Syriatimes e- newspaper.

 The AI club recently participated in the three-day Global Techstars Startup Weekend  AI Beirut event, organized by the AI club in Beirut in cooperation with the global startup weekend artificial intelligence (GSWAI).

About the event, Dayoub said that Lattakia’s AI club is very proud of taking part in this event, which provided contacts between entrepreneurs, organizing teams and startup communities around the world.

"It was an important experiential learning opportunity for marketers, designers, entrepreneurs and other concerned bodies to  create business and carry out joint projects in the field of AI," according to Dayoub.

16-Day Campaign of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence

Violence against women is one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations in today's world. This violence is a barrier to gender equality, women's and girls’ rights and empowerment and it is an impediment to the achievement of the goals of sustainable development.

On the occasion of the international  Day for the elimination of violence against women, the Syrian Family Planning Association (SFPA) in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPFA)  launched  recently a 16-day campaign for “Ending Violence against Women”  throughout all the Syrian provinces. The campaign was kicked off on the 25th of November  and it lasts till December 10th.

To shed light on this campaign, the Syriatimes e-newspaper interviewed Mr. Ghayath Zaybok, the Executive Director of the Family Planning Association ( FPA) in Lattakia province.