All posts by Aude Sathoud

Job Skill Training Courses: Tailoring Class

Looking for a new bag, a fluffy pillow or even a carpet with your lover’s portrait? Layali Project’s shop and creators, following a two-month tailoring class, are waiting for you!

Za’atar NGO is proud to provide job skill training courses at the Orange House founded by Humanity Now: Direct Refugee Relief. These courses allow us to provide our refugee beneficiaries with core skills needed to receive in demand jobs in Athens. We focus on providing both language and job skill courses to make sure our students get a well-rounded education, and learn the skills that are actually necessary in their chosen trade.  The Orange House also provides CV Workshops, Interview Prep, and many more classes that both women and men can take advantage of for FREE! 

It is now offering training classes in Tailoring. Becoming a tailor is a lucrative job in Athens, where the industry is still strong and offering a great number of employment opportunities. With training and refined skills, our beneficiaries are able to become independent and self-sufficient by getting a job.

From pants and bags to pillow cases, small alterations to complete creations, students develop and improve their tailoring skills and are quickly able to sell their products at Layali Shop for profit.

Dedicated to refugees’empowerment, Za’atar NGO considers social action in its widest meaning and therefore makes sure its initiatives act in favour of the protection of the environment and sustainable development. That is why most of the items produced by the students are based on clothes recycling from the many donations received by the organization.

Come check our products or say hi at our shops and find out more about Project Layali, Zaatar NGO and our other initiatives by visiting our websites and Instagram!

Job Skill Training Courses: Cooking Class

Hmm… Can you feel that delicious smell? Hurry up, food lover, the cooking class is starting! 

Za’atar NGO is proud to provide job skill training courses at the Orange House founded by Humanity Now: Direct Refugee Relief. These courses allow us to provide our refugee beneficiaries with core skills needed to receive in demand jobs in Athens. We focus on providing both language and job skill courses to make sure our students get a well-rounded education, and learn the skills that are actually necessary in their chosen trade.  The Orange House also provides CV Workshops, Interview Prep, and many more classes that both women and men can take advantage of for FREE! 

Za’atar NGO could not have chosen a better name. It is now offering training classes in Cooking. Becoming a chef is a lucrative job in Athens, with training and refined skills our beneficiaries are able to become independent and self-sufficient by getting a job. That is why the class is fully taught in Greek by a Syrian woman who has been living on the island for many years and has worked for two restaurants there. Students can therefore improve both their general and cooking-specific vocabulary and integrate Greek restaurants the quickest. The course aims at giving them the secrets of Greek delights – moussaka, dolmades, souvlaki and more!

Cooking class

Students cook for themselves and grade each other’s plates at the end of the training, sharing advice and tips. The class enables those chefs-to-be, from all walks and sizes, to meet and interact, exchange and create, around a universal passion that knows no border – food.

Find out more about Za’atar NGO and our other initiatives by visiting our website and Instagram!