In 2019 we started sponsoring a sewing skills workshop. The basic proposition was that we would pay stipends (which we did) and trainees would receive mentoring and training in business and life skills.
The first two iterations of the course ran well, and we know of at least six 'alumni' who gained jobs or have been earning a living freelance using these skills.
Covid interrupted the running of this programme on a number of fronts. However, following our visit early in 2022 a new iteration of the project is running and we look forward to hearing more good news.
The video (left) introduces one of our former trainees.