AQR’s Karamat Razavi Foundation, Ministry of Tourism sign MoU
Sunday , 11/15/2020 - 13:39
AQR’s Karamat Razavi Foundation, Ministry of Tourism sign MoU
A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Karamat Razavi Foundation, affiliated to Astan Quds Razavi, and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism, with the aim of creating jobs for women heads of households in eight provinces.

Mohammad Hossein Ostad Aqa, the CEO of Karamat Razavi Foundation, in a speech pointed to AQR’s measures and initiatives for eliminating deprivation in the underprivileged areas. “This establishment is making extensive efforts to eliminate deprivation. To that end, after the outbreak of the coronavirus, comprehensive programs have been implemented for those affected.”
He added: “One such program is creation of jobs for which we granted about 400 employment loans to women breadwinners in coordination with the ministry to enable them to produce handicrafts to become self-sufficient,” he said.
He pointed out that due to the coronavirus pandemic and related restrictions, the virtual sale of products has already begun. “Of course, AQR may order some products for bestowing gifts. This makes us a buyer of some of these works, but we must plan sales and marketing for the rest.”
According to him, 116,000 active servant assistants and various jihadi groups across the country are cooperating with AQR for both generating job opportunities and product sales.
Pouya Mahmoudian, deputy in charge of handicrafts affairs of the ministry, also stated that apart from creating jobs, “one of our goals is to protect the existing jobs because many of these women are breadwinners who have lost their labor market due to the coronavirus.”
 He further noted that upon an agreement with the post office, there will be 30% discount for product delivery.
“Furthermore, in coordination with the General Inspection Organization, state-run organizations and departments have been asked to buy and use handicrafts as gifts,” he remarked.