December 12, 2011 - The RBG's Income Generating team yesterday conducted a field trip to the Iraq Al-Amir Women's Association, south of Amman, for women from Tell Ar-Rumman who are participating in the RBG's Two and a Half Mountains Artisanal Workshop.
The aim of the trip was to enhance the networking and leadership capacities of selected women, and expose them to the workings of a cooperative initiative similar to the one being planned for Tell Ar-Rumman.
The 16 participants all expressed a keen interest and said they are now motivated to attend training that will enable them to make income-generating products locally. The trip created a sense of teamwork and camaraderie among the women of Tell Ar-Rumman, making them keen to work on handicrafts projects together.
The women toured all the facilities of the Iraq Al-Amir Association, from the production kitchen and to the bed and breakfast facility. They were particularly interested in the natural paper workshop, pottery workshop, fabric production workshop, computer lab and showroom.
After touring the Society, the Director of Operations, Ms. Khawla, had lunch with the Tell Ar-Rumman women beside Qasr Al Abd, the ruins of a large castle dating back to approximately 200 BC.
The current activities of the Two and a Half Mountains Artisanal Workshop have been made possible through funding from the Gender and Social Fund of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).