Skills Development Program (SDP)

Skills Development Program is designed for the socio-economic development of people especially women from vulnerable and disaster hit communities. Program embodies with the approach to eradicate poverty among most neglected segment of the society by providing them employable skills, facilitation for home based income generating activities and developing market linkages. The vision of "One Home One Skill" of the program is to sustain the livelihood of every household in adopted Areas.

SDP in Jordan

In August 2014, we started Skills Development Center (SDC) in Amman, Jordan. On 19 October, 2014 Started courses for Sewing  and Handicraft.

Goals and Objectives

  • Eradication of the poverty through enterprise and skills Development
  • To impart training in employable skills to vulnerable male and female focusing on "One Home One Skill".
  • To develop indigenous handicrafts by establishing industrial homes and to promote local products through Value chain development.
  • To build the capacity of potential trainees and develop market linkages for the sustainability of community livelihood.

Sewing Course

Sewing is the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread. Sewing is one of the oldest of the textile arts, arising in the Paleolithic era. Before the invention of spinning yarn or weaving fabric, archaeologists believe Stone Age people across Europe and Asia sewed fur and skin clothing using bone, antler or ivory needles and "thread" made of various animal body parts including sinew, catgut, and veins.

Although usually associated with clothing and household linens, sewing is used in a variety of crafts and industries, including shoemaking, upholstery, sail making, bookbinding and the manufacturing of some kinds of sporting goods. Sewing is the fundamental process underlying a variety of textile arts and crafts, including embroidery, tapestry, quilting, appliqué and patchwork.

For thousands of years, sewing was done by hand. The invention of the sewing machine in the 19th century and the rise of computerization in the later 20th century led to mass production of sewn objects, but hand sewing is still practiced around the world.

Why Sewing ?

Sewing and embroidery are not expensive it Needs a small place (a room in your house), a sewing machine which cost about $500 (used one costs $250), simple tools, simple materials, and a med term training time. So holding courses in this field is not expensive, in addition this kind of working is adapting our customs especially for the women who can work at their houses. In addition, they can apply what they learn at their house with their families.

Training Aims & Objectives

This course aims at imparting practical skills and theoretical knowledge of designing and making dressing for women and children

The major objectives of this course are to:

  • Enable the trainees to take a measurement of customers.
  • Enable the trainees to print a design to cloths.
  • Enable the trainees to decorate cloths using hand embroidery.

Place, Tools and Equipment

To hold sewing courses we have successfully equipped Tailoring Workshop with an area of 90 m2 can accommodate up to 17 devices which includes following machines and tools: -

  • 15 industrial machines
  • 2 Serger machines
  • Cutting table
  • Electric Scissors
  • 15 Scissors
  • Rulers, irons chairs, whiteboard

In addition, HHRD – Jordan provides trainees all training materials such as fabrics, threads, needle and others, also hospitality during breaks in training time.

Handicraft Course

Handicraft, sometimes more precisely expressed as artisanal handicraft or handmade, is any of a wide variety of types of work where useful and decorative objects are made completely by hand or by using only simple tools. It is a traditional main sector of craft, and applies to a wide range of creative and design activities that related to making things with one's hands and skill, including work with textiles, moldable and rigid materials, paper, plant fibers, etc.

A handicraft course designed to enable trainees to produce basic things from clay, beads (crystal balls), metal wire, and others.

Handicraft is not expensive; it needs a small place (a room at your house), simple tools and a med term training time. So holding courses in this field is not expensive, in addition this kind of working is adapting our customs especially for the women who can work at their houses. In addition, they can apply what they learn at their houses with their families.

Training Aims & Objectives

This course aims at imparting practical skills and theoretical knowledge of macramé weaver to the trainees & introduce the principles of weaver.

The major objectives of this course are to:

  • Enable the trainees to make creative designs from clay, metal wire, threads, beads (crystal balls), and wood.
  • Enable the trainees to mixed threads with metal and wood.
  • Capable trainees in designing and decorating their Productions.
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