EDUCATION & SKILLS TRAINING
AMAR DELIVERS A RANGE OF EDUCATION PROJECTS TO BENEFIT BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN WHICH ARE DESIGNED TO GENERATE LASTING IMPROVEMENTS IN THE ABILITY OF BOTH INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES TO PROSPER AND GROW.
ENSURING EDUCATION FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN
We believe education forms the backbone for developing communities throughout the world.
High quality learning provides immediate improvements to the lives of the local population and allows the economy to flourish over the long term into something much more substantial and robust.
Education programmes also form an anchor for communities which have few other resources. Learning creates a more optimistic and less conflict-prone atmosphere. For children, AMAR does this by supplementing the existing school classes, while for adults we provide academic and vocational training courses which enable beneficiaries to gain practical skills and develop their knowledge to find work or start their own businesses.
RECEIVED SKILLS TRAINING
AND TUITION FROM AMAR TEACHERS
IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS
We build and rehabilitate educational facilities for communities in need, ensuring access to safe, clean classrooms and provide additional infrastructure in an environment conducive to successful learning.
After completing our education courses, students obtain official qualifications approved by the Ministry of Education to help integrate them back into the mainstream education system or secure eligibility for employment.
As part of our comprehensive education package, AMAR runs childcare facilities for the poorest families in society allowing their parents, especially mothers, the freedom to take part in crucial training sessions.
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING
We deliver after school tutoring to allow children the time and space required outside of school hours to go over lessons and receive additional help with subjects they might find challenging.
We work closely with the Ministry of Education to run a variety of continuing education programmes for adults ranging from literacy and numeracy courses to trainings for national exams and qualifications.
HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION
We deliver tailored courses on human rights, the rule of law and citizenship to women, university students, tribal leaders, prison inmates and guards, and government employees working in border control and policing.
We continue to build the capacity of our educators by encouraging professional skills development for those involved in the delivery of our programmes including helping teachers to understand best practices in the field.
ADVANCING CIVIL SOCIETY
We empower local communities to organise, raise support and know their rights because we know civil society organisations are critical to a community’s ability to represent itself at the local, regional and national level.
We work to end discrimination and violence against minorities and promote tolerance between religious groups by engaging key stakeholders in training and community projects that help address the issues that they face.
We help entrepreneurs start their own businesses and help communities find gainful employment by delivering important skills training classes such as sewing, hairdressing, construction, engineering and more.
We work with local community, tribal and religious leaders to help them better understand the tools and functions of leadership and provide practical training in areas like public speaking to help advocate for their communities.
We run national campaigns to educate children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, to raise awareness about the problems associated with drug use and to engage parents so they can better identify symptoms of addiction.
FROM DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIM TO CONFIDENT BUSINESS WOMAN: ZAHRAA’S STORY
As soon as Zahraa was married, she knew the partnership was wrong. Her husband treated her simply as an asset – like any other possession in his home. He frequently beat her, and all attempts at reconciliation failed to create
a successful relationship. Unable to bear this treatment any longer, Zahraa requested a divorce, knowing that the decision would bring social isolation.
Realising she now how to support her children alone, Zahraa enrolled in her local AMAR training centre and studied sewing and design. With her newly-learned skills, she started making clothes for her family, relatives, and neighbours. Running her one-woman business, Zahraa gained confidence and independence and was able, once again, to live in safety and dignity.
“The time right after the divorce was very hard. I felt alone and like I had no power. But learning to sew at the training centre took all those feelings away. I started to feel confident – like I could really do something useful and support my children.”