Piraeus Bank, UNHCR announce new cycle of vocational training program for refugee women

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Piraeus Bank and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced on Wednesday the start of a new cycle of the Refugee Women Academy, designed to provide vocational training for refugee and asylum-seeking women.

Building on the inaugural year in 2023, the programme will offer specialized courses in hotel employment and kitchen assistance in the tourism sector to 90 participants, Piraeus Bank said in a statement.

The Refugee Women Academy, implemented in the framework of Piraeus Bank’s EQUALL programme, fosters economic autonomy and integration for refugee women.

In 2024 it will offer two six-month cycles of vocational training. Some 43% of its participants in its 2023 sessions that concluded last December have secured employment in the tourist and food industry.

As the Refugee Women Academy embarks on another year, the vision for the future is clear - a future where refugee and asylum-seeking women overcome barriers, shape their own future and contribute to the host community. The continued commitment of UNHCR and Piraeus

Bank reflects a shared belief in the potential of every woman to thrive and succeed, the statement said.

Visit: Odyssea for more information and application to the Refugee Women Academy programme, offered in collaboration with Odyssea nonprofit devoted to training members of vulnerable groups.

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