Rokmot Hatachara (The Lace Embroiders) offers a glimpse to a day in the lives of the association’s women. The day includes a lecture about women in Druze society, a tour and personal story of one of the women + authentic lunch.
The Lace Embroiders is a social initiative founded by women, for women and is run by women.
65-70 women from Hurfeish village take part in The Lace Embroiders initiative and meet together regularly to engage in the art of traditional crafts such as knitting, sewing and weaving.
The women in the association grew up in a time where the village had no schools or work places for women. Growing up, they helped their traditional families with farming and after the farming industry shut down, they had to sit at home, maintain their households and educate children.
When their inner voices screamed that they had great potential to fulfill, they didn’t know where to start. The initiative gave them the opportunity to come together, work, educate themselves and help support their families.
Afaf Ganem, who holds a masters degree, initiated the Association for Volunteering and is the Chairwoman and CEO.
After the Second Lebanon War, Afaf was selected to organize community volunteering in routine and emergency.
After evaluating and locating the needs of women, she found that the interest of employment was the one that required the most attention.