A number of Arab communities recently participated in Silatech’s cultural event for fundraising at Mall of Qatar, supporting Silatech’s endeavours to create job opportunities for youth. The Sudanese, Tunisian and Moroccan communities presented "outstanding performances that reflected the cultural heritage of each of these countries", Silatech said in a press statement.
Sudanese band Al Msiriya entertained the audience with some dance performances reflecting the heritage, traditions and cultural diversity of Sudan. Al Msiriya is one of the ancient tribes of the Kurdufan region. The Moroccan community participated in the event with folkloric and traditional performances. On the first day, two children's bands performed some Moroccan traditional songs, while on the second day a men's band performed a traditional Tamazight dance called Ahwash.
A children's competition was held on the occasion
Children from the Tunisian School in Doha represented the Tunisian community at the event, performing some traditional songs and conducting a fashion show of dresses from the North African country. "This remarkable participation of Arab communities in Doha comes in support of Silatech’s efforts to create jobs for youth in these countries and others as well," the statement notes.
Silatech started working in Sudan in 2015 and has partnered with various local and international institutions and organisations. These partnerships have resulted in the creation of 496,472 job opportunities for youth. Morocco was one of the first countries of Silatech’s operations, as the organisations started its projects there in 2008, implementing various training and employment programmes with its partners. These programmes and partnerships have resulted in the creation of 223,300 job opportunities for youth.
In Tunisia, Silatech -- with its various partners -- has succeeded in creating 297,511 jobs opportunities for youth since 2012 by providing the youth with the necessary empowerment and capacity-building skills for work. Based on these successes, this cultural event aimed to mobilise donations to achieve Silatech's goal of providing 5mn jobs for youth by 2022, the statement added.
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