On 24 December, 2009 we trained 9 ladies. The trainer this time was Fathi al-Dhafri, he is a blogger, and a big fond of new media. This is his blog Change
Fathi said that “training girls is tiring because they are asking a lot, and want to learn everything at the same time“. This is true because of the social pressure on women; they are trying to prove themselves through getting a higher education and gaining new skills. For example, the rate of success among girls in the secondary education is higher than among boys http://www.yemenews.net/news_details.php?sid=2018.
On Thursday 7 January, 2010 we trained 7 ladies, and it was the first time to train a lady her surname is al_Hoathi. She told us that her surname caused her a lot of troubles. A lot of people asked her if she know Abdulmalek al-Hoathi, the leader of the rebellion group in Sada’a who are fighting the Yemeni and Saudi governments. In spite of this lady is not from Sad’a and has no relatives from that rebellion group, but she is still suffering from that surname.
Anyway, the training goes well, and the work shop was coordinated by Sadiq al_Samawi and Basheer al_Samawi, although they are very busy these days. Moreover, a journalist from 14 October Newspaper heard about EWAMT project, and he came to All Girls Association where we implement the training. We talked together about the project, and he published about the project in the 14 October newspaper
In Brief, until now we have trained 92 ladies, and we will keep on.