Fatima is a skilled and successful seamstress at the Qetan Sewing Center, located in the Kingdom’s Eastern Province. But her journey here was far from seamless.
When she was just 5-years-old, Fatima tumbled down the stairs of her home. The fall was severe, and she developed a permanent hearing impairment as a result.
Fatima did not shrink from this new challenge. Undaunted, she began to forge her own path.
In early adulthood, Fatima discovered a place to channel her creative passion: the Qetan Sewing Center. Here, she and other hearing-impaired women earn a living in a nurturing environment.
The Qetan Sewing Center
Since 2017, Aramco and partners have supported the Qetan Sewing Center, where women with hearing impairments can find career opportunities—such as designing, sewing and tailoring garments. So far, nearly 100 women have benefited from learning these practical skills. But they say that the biggest impact for them has been that they now have a place for their talents to flourish, and the means to shape their futures.
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