The visit included meetings with factory officials and workers, who talked about their most important successes and achievements and addressed the challenges and difficulties facing them, especially in light of the current crisis.
Since its inception in 1997, the Factory of Sheikha Haya for Industrial Sewing – a non-profit developmental institution with administrative and financial autonomy – has achieved a qualitative leap through the implementation of its charitable, developmental and humanitarian goals.
The factory provides many training, recruitment and employment opportunities for families, individuals, people with special needs, as well as women with low incomes. At present, the number of workers at the Sheikha Haya for Industrial Sewing factory stands at 72,, including 67 women. There is also a plan to increase that number and expand the factory in the future.
The factory aims at empowering families in need across Qatar, with the provision of training and qualification courses,and the creation of job opportunities that provide families with a sustainable source of income in order to help them improve their standard of living, cope with the daily burdens of life and their problems and achieve social integration.
The factory adopts a high-quality management approach to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction and sufficient cash flow to support the continuity and independence of the factory’s activity and development.
Development and progress
Maryam bint Abdullatif Al Mannai, acting executive manager, NAMA Center, said: “During our regular supervision of the factory, we witnessed the development and progress taking place at the management, manpower, equipment and production levels, and we have noted the suitability of the work environment for female workers.”
Denis Adriano Bellaya, acting director of the factory, said: “The officials had a supervisory tour of our factory and our meeting included a detailed explanation of the entire production cycle from input to output. They also stressed the importance of the continued support of civil society organizations and government institutions for national products.”