Empowering Women in Lebanon through Vocational Training and Job Creation to Respond to the Needs of Older People

IDRAAC, in collaboration with Alzheimer's Association Lebanon and with the support of the Australian Embassy - Beirut, Lebanon Direct Aid Program (DAP), is starting a new project which gives women the chance to get trained for free and have the opportunity to work as a certified caregiver for persons living with Alzheimer’s.

In Lebanon, 98% of patients with Alzheimer’s disease still live at home (Alzheimer Association Lebanon) posing real challenges for the affected person and a big burden to those who take up caregiving responsibilities. It is becoming harder for families because they either have to stop working and become caregivers, or cannot afford hiring expensive professional nurses, or are unable to deal with caregiver burden and stress. In order to prevent that, this project will create women home caregivers who can be hired and support patients at home. 

Recruited women will receive theoretical training and practical training at a nursing home and daycare center.

To know more about this project, you can email us on idraac@idraac.org