Eve of the Factory

by Not Guilty Inc
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Project Report | Dec 17, 2018
Refugee Factory Workers

By Dr. Laila Risgallah Wahba | Project Leader

Shahad is a beautiful Syrian mother who had to flee the war with her four children after her husband died during the Syrian war. She fled on foot to Jordan. Wanting to make a living, she started looking for work.
In Jordan, refugees are not allowed to work and are not allowed to put their children into schools.
With all doors closed, she found only the door of prostitution open to her to feed her children.
After one year, she learned of a sewing program at a place in Marka. She started going especially when she learned that she got a free sewing machine when she graduated from the program.
Halfway through the program, her teacher asked her how she was providing for her children, and how she was paying rent. Shahad burst out crying, shamefully telling her teacher of her story. She had grown to trust and respect her teacher. Somehow, she realized that her teacher would not judge her, but be able to help her.
Sure enough, her teacher not only gave her the sewing machine on her graduation day but helped her to move from that place where she was forced to sleep with the landlord and the grocery seller to pay for her children's needs.
She moved and opened an alterations place right there in her new apartment to keep an eye on her four children while she works. It felt good to make money with dignity.
As for her four children, two had postt traumatic stress disorder. Shahad, not knowing what to do, and being stressed herself beat them up really bad.
When Not Guilty team arrived in Jordan, we made house visits to invite all sewing students and graduated to attend a session on trauma therapy for war kids.
There were over 50 women present. Many shared their struggles and problems with bringing up their children singlehanded after being exposed to so much trauma and pain.
Shahad promised she would not hit her children again.
We trained all parents on the STOP method designed by Phyllis Kilbourne: Structure, Time and Talk, Organized play and Parental role.
"No one ever spoke to us about this subject before. We need longer sessions and more training". One of the mothers said.
Sure enough, Not Guilty will be taking two trips in 2019.
If you want to join us, email me at info@notguiltyinc.org


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Not Guilty Inc

Location: Cairo - Egypt
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Twitter: @gheirmozneb
Project Leader:
Laila Risgallah
Cairo , Egypt

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