In July of 2011 a dream was birthed – we launched a sewing center for local women. Located within Holy Cross Anglican Primary School, the sewing center provides an opportunity for the women to learn a useful skill, which we hope will one day lead to an income.
We also hope to provide sewing lessons to less academically inclined senior students, giving them a chance at a good trade should they decide not to – or be unable to – continue on to high school.
The sewing center ladies began by taking on a tough challenge of learning to sew the Holy Cross School uniform. Thanks to the help of a local tailor, as well as countless hours of practice, ripping up old uniforms and resewing and learning many things the hard way, they have done a great job of learning how to make and repair our uniforms – what an asset!
They are also exploring other projects to make items for sale to locals as well as tourists.
Visitors are welcome to visit the sewing center and support us by donating items and purchasing some great bags, dolls and other items. To visit, come to the main school office between 9am and 2:30 on school days.