International Day of the Girl
Skills Development Centers Pave The Way
With Her: A Skilled Girl Force
Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahamatullahi WaBarakatahu,

October 11 marks " International Day of the Girl " celebrated world wide by the United Nations for girls who "aspired, innovate, and take charge of their own future." This year's theme " With Her: A Skilled Girl Force " runs parallel to HHRD's Skills Development Program that empowers girls and women to take charge of their own financial future by training them in skills that allow them to earn an income in a dignified manner.
It is estimated that the number of girls not in school in any age group is 130 million. That's 130 million unfulfilled dreams and compromised futures. Skills Development Centers allow girls and women to build enough courage to step up to the plate and pave a path for themselves. Trainings at our centers allow them to take the reigns of their future and usher it into a more meaningful life for themselves and their families.
The United Nations has reported 3 in 4 one parent households are lone mothers with children. As the sole income provider, these mothers are required to find any job oftentimes resulting in positions that are not healthy or safe for their physical and mental health. Skills Development Centers are safe havens for women and girls looking for training courses in embroidery, henna, computers and sewing. This knowledge leads to self sustainability.
Women and girls represent 50% of people living in poor households in developing countries shares the UN. This number is no doubt much higher for under developed nations where there is a large gender disparity in terms of education and access to economic resources. Together we must raise awareness that women not be treated as second-class citizens and be given equal opportunities to an education and in the workforce.
A sustainable means of livelihood in communities where families are in dire need for financial support are developed by establishing Skills Development Centers (SDCs), Industrial Homes (IHs), and Institutes of Industrial Technical Education (IITEs) all of which are designed for the socio-economic development of people, especially women, from vulnerable and disaster hit communities. HHRD currently provides training to men and women in 6 countries. These centers set out to impart training, organize artisans, assist in specializing products, improving product quality and then marketing these handicrafts. We have helped people in Jordan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal and Kenya. Let's continue to rally this noble cause and make a more promising future for these girls.

Wasalaam Walaykum WaRahamatullahi WaBarakatahu,
-HHRD Team
Haiti Relief Fund: Help Earthquake Victims
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on October 7th, 2018 with the epicenter located about 19 km Northwest of the city of Port-de-Paix and the impact being felt across the country. According to the Haitian Civil Protection Agency, over a dozen have been killed and over to 300 people injured with the death toll steadily increasing. Haiti’s history is marred with cyclones, hurricanes, tropical storms, torrential rains, floods, and earthquakes. Let's help them recover and rebuild.

Donate to HHRD's " Haiti Relief Fund " to help the victims of this tragedy.
Indonesia Relief Fund: Help Tsunami Victims
Residents in the Indonesian island of Sulawesi felt the force of a 7.5 magnitude earthquake last month. The Natural Disaster and Mitigation Agency estimated widespread damage in the town of 300,000 where 10 fore and aftershocks of 5.0 magnitude were felt. 

Over 2,000 reported dead and thousands still missing as recovery efforts continue in Palu, Indonesia following the deadly tsunami that resulted from the quake. HHRD is working closely with our partner NGO PKPU to provide medical assistance, food, and water to victims of this tragedy.

Visit our Indonesia Relief webpage today and help save a life.
Helping Hand USA | (313) 279-5378 | Email | Website