Skills Development – Sewing Training
Teaching skills that enable people to contribute to their community is so important in developing a country’s potential capacity. We offer a six months Sewing Training course to women who have never sewn before. The ladies are taught how to cut patterns, sew and to finish off the item of clothing. They meet every Thursday at the Soupkitchen the teacher is a private volunteer.
There have been some wonderful benefits to the whole community as a result of the sewing training programs. The women have developed so much confidence, and are much happier. There have been many testimonies of improved home lives as the women contribute financially to the household and feel so proud of what they have achieved. Another benefit is the positive impact the courses have had to change the negative attitude of many fathers and sons towards women and girls. Hopefully this will ultimately ensure that families experience peace and joy, and family members live with respect for each other.