Sharjah-based The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) has announced plans to set up the first readymade garment factory for kids wear in Upper Egypt region. The project, which will come up over a 500 sq m area, is estimated to cost E£10.6 million ($605,000).
An Emirati humanitarian organisation, TBHF is dedicated in helping people in need worldwide.
The project, to be implemented by Egypt Network for Integrated Development (Enid) under the United Nations Development Programme, is estimated to cost E£10.6 million ($605,000) and will be spread across a 500 sq m area.
Located in close proximity to women’s homes in the Upper Egyptian District of Qena Governorate, the project aims to create 142 direct jobs for women and youth as well as 284 indirect jobs in the readymade garment sector.
The total number of beneficiaries on the community-level is estimated to be over 2,130, thereby enabling social and workforce integration of women and unemployed youth in the country, said teh statement from the Sharjah firm.
The project will also add to the market revenue by enabling the export of 100 percent Egyptian-made products to other countries, it stated.
Commenting on the project, Mariam Al Hammadi, the director of the TBHF, said: "In line with the vision of Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of HH the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of TBHF, the organisation is committed to helping those in need and creating a better world for everyone, which is not possible if women are not given equal opportunities to grow."
"With this project, we affirm our strong belief in the progress of women as for a sustainable and successful society," she stated.
"We talk of women empowerment but you cannot uplift women unless they have access to health services, quality education and enough job opportunities. Apart from providing an earning platform for women, we hope that, with this project, we will be able to support women by the opening scope of further growth and development for them," observed Al Hammadi.
"This project will have long-term benefits and will uphold the TBHF's vision of supporting women and members of society to contribute to a bright future," she added.-TradeArabia News Service