How A Sewing Class Is Transforming The Lives Of Muslim Women Refugees

December 12, 2014 10:00 PM

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How A Sewing Class Is Transforming The Lives Of Muslim Women Refugees

When Tahani Jabarin started the Introduction to Sewing and Dressmaking program at the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in northern Virginia, she was hoping to create "a road to self-sufficiency" for Muslim women in her area. Made possible by a $10,000 grant from Islamic Relief, a U.S.-based charity organization, the sewing class graduated its first class of 12 students on Nov. 5.

Jabarin, 37, told The Huffington Post she could not be happier with the results. "Thank God things went great," she said.

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