Support for the creation of income sources was given in kind to eleven families in need in Medenine on Saturday, at the initiative of the Kuwaiti Association “Direct Assistance” in Tunisia, in coordination with the Women’s Association Ayadi Rahima. The projects concern sheep farming, sewing, embroidery, trade and handicrafts. Some 45 beneficiaries (men and women) from several regions (Medenine, Kebili, Gafsa, Siliana, Béja) benefit from this assistance programme initiated by the Kuwaiti Association active in Tunisia since 2012. Last year the association undertook maintenance work for eleven schools and plans to provide a similar programme in eight other schools throughout the regions. In Sfax, the association launched a programme for the distribution of microcredits to 3,000 families, mainly women.
The government is working on a national strategy to boost the private initiative, focusing on disseminating the culture of entrepreneurship, said Saida Ounissi, Secretary of State for Vocational Training and Private Initiative. In a statement to TAP on the sidelines of the entrepreneur day organized on Wednesday at the headquarters of the National School of Engineers of Sousse, the official said that the national strategy of bolstering the private initiative aims to establish new mechanisms adapted to innovative projects and simplify administrative procedures for young promoters so that they are aware of the digital era. The entrepreneur day is held as part of the festivities marking the celebration of the World Week of Initiative and Projects Creation on November 14- 21. Objective in view, to strengthen the ties between the industrialists and the economic enterprises established in Tunisia and to promote the employability of the new higher education graduates.