In June-July 2019, Aleppo Compatriotic Charitable Organization organized a series of culinary training sessions for more than 70 Syrian refugee women at Aleppo Cuisine Center.
The training program was implemented within the framework of “Assisting Vulnerable Syrian Youth and their Guardians” project, funded by the Julia Taft Refugee Fund of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.
During the trainings, Syrian women were introduced to the arts of preparing some of the most delicious Middle Eastern meals and improved their cooking skills which could facilitate in launching their own culinary career.
Aleppo Cuisine’s profits are directed towards the creation of jobs for refugees and the provision of financial and livelihood assistance to Armenians and displaced populations․
Aleppo Cuisine is a social enterprise established by Aleppo-NGO to create employment opportunities for Syrian refugees in Armenia. The enterprise has been funded and supported by a host of individuals and organizations from around the world, including AGBU Armenia, Caritas Armenia and Caritas Austria, the European Union, GIZ Armenia, St. Kevork Armenian Apostolic Church of Houston-Texas, the Embassy of Japan in Armenia, the Eurasia Partnership Foundation, Mr. Vreij Kolandjian, Dr. and Mrs. Österbauer-Tanielian, and many others.