Skills Development and Livelihood

Through enterprise and skills help empower people and eradicate poverty

One Home, One Skill: To Sustain Livelihood in Every Household

Unskilled workers experience limited career growth, often causing them to accept low-income jobs or live in poverty. Developing skills can reduce unemployment, raise wages, and boost living standards. This program aims at imparting training to those in need, allowing them to become self-sufficient, and financially stable.

A sustainable means of livelihood is developed by establishing Skills Development Centers, Industrial Homes, and Institutes of Technical Education. Our centers train and organize artisans, assist with developing products, improve product quality and market these products.

Skills Development Centers

HHRD organizes training courses here, which include dressmaking, fashion design, embroidery, office automation, a diploma in IT, English language, knitting, fabric and glass painting as well as arts and crafts. Handicraft allows local artisans to use their talent for income generation. HHRD imparts trainings of color combination, product development, and quality improvement for beneficial sale.


Industrial Homes

These homes have groups of female artisans in each to promote the concept of "one village one product" upon completion of their training. Building and essential equipment such as sewing and embroidery machines along with accessories and the running expenses are being provided by HHRD donations. One successful production of these homes is making school bags for children.


Institute of Technical Education

HHRD has initiated this program in Kashmir Pakistan, not only to provide better work opportunities but also technical education for men and women. Currently, 22 different courses in computers, heavy machinery operation, automobile, cooking, tailoring, construction, agriculture, and courses in education are being provided here.



You Have Helped Empower



Rahma Ahmed Haji

Rahma Ahmed Haji is the seventh child in her family. She never went to school due to financial challenges. She was enrolled at HHRD's Skills Development Center in Madogo, Kenya where she graduated with a certificate in Tailoring and Embroidery. After completing her training, she fulfilled her dream of opening her own shop courtesy of donations from HHRD where she is now earning and supporting her family successfully. Rahma has appreciated the support from the donors. She plans to expand her business with the savings from these sales.

Souad Shehadeh- Um Mohammad

Souad Shehadeh- Um Mohammad is a Syrian refugee with three children. She suffered immensely after coming to seek refuge in Jordan. Her husband brings in barely enough income to cover their rent and food. To support her family, she joined HHRD’s Skills Development Center sewing training course and benefited from the ‘sewing machine’ gifted from the sister Suzanne Itani grant. In the beginning, she worked at home; she later went to open a sewing workshop called "Makhiatat Al Noor” near her home. Currently, she earns a steady income to support her family. Moreover, she is expanding her workshop into other areas as well.

 All funds raised for 'Skills Development Centers' will exclusively be designated towards the Skills Development Centers projects; after fundraising and administrative expenses.

HHRD Recognized Amongst Top Zakat Charity

HHRD’s philanthropic programs have not gone unnoticed, we are ranked among the top-rated Zakat Eligible Charity in the USA. HHRD received an overall score of 98.23 out of 100, reflecting the trust HHRD has earned with US based donors

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