DUBAI, UAE, Feb 6, 2019 – SThree, the world’s leading STEM recruitment company, is helping turn around the lives of domestic abuse and human trafficking survivors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The company has teamed up with the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) to deliver a series of employment workshops in the UAE’s largest city.
DFWAC is the first licenced non-profit shelter of its kind in the UAE and helps women and children who have faced domestic violence, child abuse and human trafficking.
It was established in July 2007 to offer survivors immediate protection and support services in accordance with international human rights obligations.
Since August last year, SThree has held five events at DFWAC’s base, with the aim of empowering and equipping women with the tools to land their dream jobs.
The company has set out its vision to see every Dubai-based female employee, including those at its Huxley and Progressive brands, hosting at least one event at DFWAC in 2019.
Recently, SThree’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team ran an interview preparation and CV workshop for the women.
The event was delivered in English, Arabic and Hindi – reflecting the diverse nature of the abuse and trafficking survivors being cared for by DFWAC.
It covered interview etiquette, what to wear, the do’s and don’ts of interviewing and was rounded-off with a question and answer session.
Sushma D’silva, Office Manager at SThree MENA, said: “As the world’s leading STEM recruitment company, we are able to share our skills to help empower the women and in return our partnership with DFWAC allows us to be a part of making a difference in their lives. Our vision in 2019 is to see every woman in our organisation take part in at least one workshop which will aim to give confidence and motivation to the women in attendance.
“We know that by working together with our partners at DFWAC as One Team, we can change lives across the UAE.”
Salwa Omerzai, Talent Acquisition Manager, added: “We were delighted to be able to deliver the interview preparation and CV workshop at DFWAC. We have been inspired by the way in which the women, all of whom have survived domestic abuse, child abuse and human trafficking, are transforming their lives.
“SThree is committed to connecting these women with the skills to build a future alongside our partners at DFWAC.”
Roudha Abdullah Albahri, Activities Coordinator at the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children said: “Thank you to the staff for coming over and providing CV workshops for our women at the foundation who found it very useful for them. The good thing is that they were able to communicate in different languages. Thank you once again for your continued support; we really appreciate it.”