Sabbara's mission is to empower Syrian women economically and socially, so they can embrace their true identity and worth.
Sabbara was founded in 2012 by Human Rights activist Manya Elendary and award-winning filmmaker and theatre producer, Itab Azzam.
After hearing first hand accounts by hundreds of Syrian women affected by the war, there was an urgent call for help. Sabbara social enterprise empowers Syrian women through economic employment and psychological support. Sabbara does this through drama therapy & women’s rights workshops, training & skills development, and by creating employment through our knitting clubs and the sales of embroidered handcrafts.
On top of this, Sabbara is on a mission to preserve and share the rich Syrian culture with the world. From traditional weaving methods, to delicious foods, through to artistic partnerships - for the displaced, it is vital to carry, practice, and celebrate Syrian history and traditions.
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