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GIZ Workshop for Girls Day Lebanon Girls Day Workshop 2012

GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH) organized a workshop for the introduction of Girls Day to Lebanon. The workshop was held on Wednesday 7 November 2012 in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Zahle.
Girls Day is a day held yearly in Germany and many other countries to raise interest among girls in vocations that are not usually chosen by them. The target groups are girls in schools who are ten years and above.
Girls Day or Girls Future day is held usually on Thursday of the forth week of April every year.
It aims at broadening the perspective of girls regarding their career choice and thus improving their prospects of future employment. It focuses the attention of girls on handcrafts and jobs of technical and natural science nature in industry, and tries to interest them in studying vocational skills relating to those fields.
Girls Day Workshop 2012 Janet Gohlke, GIZ DSME, and Beate Stoff, GIZ consultant, lead the workshop.
It was attended by directors or owners of vocational schools, industries, and businesses in the Beqaa region.
It was a very interesting day with wide ranging opinions from a few who strongly objected to the idea, to many others who strongly supported it.
JLSS was represented in the workshop by the director, Rev. George D. Haddad, and the head of the vocational department Mr. Joseph Bou Simaan.
JLSS committed to fully support the idea of "Girls Day Lebanon" through encouraging its girls to participate and by opening all its workshops to receiving girls from other schools for this event.
We thank GIZ and the Zahle Chamber of Commerce and Industry for this workshop, and we assure them of our full cooperation for the realization of this wonderful idea.

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