By Ahmet Furkan Mercan
ANKARA (AA) – Turkey’s state aid agency, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) on Tuesday set up two sewing workshops in Mozambique, an East African country to provide employment opportunities to women in the capital Maputo.
The sewing workshops were inaugurated in the Maputo Municipality Training Center, located in the central Magoanine district within the scope of TIKA’s skill building and income-generating activities, according to a statement issued by TIKA.
The state-run aid agency supplied 20 sewing machines to women, who will get sewing trainings now by the municipality, the statement added.
The sewing workshops will remain open for all Mozambicans, to learn personal or commercial sewing and draping of cloths.
Turkey’s Ambassador in Maputo, Zeynep Kiziltan, Maputo Mayor Eneas Comiche and local executives attended the ceremony.
Comiche expressed his gratitude to Turkey for initiating a project that will provide employment opportunities to Maputo residents.
Established in 1992, TIKA is responsible for implementing the country’s development cooperation policies overseas.
* Writing by Gozde Bayar