ARAB WORLD

Arab World Evangelical Ministers' Association (AWEMA),
Tirzah International's Partner in the Middle East + North Africa (MENA) Region

EDUCATION

This partner has two education programs. One program is an educational, social, and psychological development program for children, from six to ten years of age, in needy areas. The program aims at developing education, morals, and skills of children from poor families in order to help them have a better future. This program is available in six areas in Egypt and also includes talent “fun” day festivals, and tutoring classes for primary and preparatory stage students. AWEMA staff conduct field visits to the children’s families to measure progress levels. AWEMA and Tirzah also provide some financial assistance for school fees, school supplies, clothing and medical care.  

AWEMA's second education program is a community literacy program aimed at improving the education and skills of young women and women from poor families. The program includes literacy classes for women and their daughters in four areas in Cairo and Alexandria. 

After going through this program, women happily report to AWEMA staff that they are now able to do their family’s marketing as they know how to count expenses.

poverty

AWEMA runs a program for women that teaches handcrafts such as sewing and crocheting. Women are mentored in finding ways to market and sell their goods. They are also provided with literacy and math training, which builds their confidence and helps them as they support their families.  As a part of the skills training, women are encouraged to suggest seminar topics they would find helpful. Recent topics have included hygiene, family relationships, and dealing with teenagers.

violence

AWEMA works with abused women in Egypt, Sudan and Jordan, with Iraqi refugee women in Syria and with Syrian refugee women in Lebanon. The program aims to improve the lives of abused women through spiritual and social development. 

In Egypt, Sudan, and Jordan, AWEMA works with abused and oppressed women by providing them with support, counseling, and discipleship groups so that they can gain an understanding of God’s healing, purpose, and plan for their lives. This program works to train women who have suffered abuse to become leaders and reach out to women in their churches and communities. Women gather regularly to pray and spend time supporting one another.

leadership

Tirzah’s partner in the Middle East, AWEMA, runs a spiritual ministry for abused and oppressed women in these nations. This ministry aims at spiritually developing women by providing them with counseling and discipleship groups so that they can better enjoy their relationship with their Savior, develop their potential and serve as leaders in their churches.  Past meeting topics have included, “The True Concept of Freedom,” “God’s Fatherhood,” “God’s Protection,” “Evangelism,” and “Marriage and Relationship with Males.” As these women experience healing, they are encouraged to actively engage as leaders in their churches and communities.

VIOLENCE

Tirzah’s partner in the Middle East, AWEMA, has several programs in the region that address the violence that impacts women and girls. 

AWEMA works with abused women in Egypt, Sudan and Jordan, with Iraqi refugee women in Syria and with Syrian refugee women in Lebanon. The program aims to improve the lives of abused women through spiritual and social development. 

In Egypt, Sudan, and Jordan, AWEMA works with abused and oppressed women by providing them with support, counseling, and discipleship groups so that they can gain an understanding of God’s healing, purpose, and plan for their lives. This program works to train women who have suffered abuse to become leaders and reach out to women in their churches and communities. Women gather regularly to pray and spend time supporting one another.