Women complete sewing course


06-January-2012

The certificate recipients in a souvenir photograph with course organisers and lecturers

This was held at the offices of the Liaison Unit for Non-Governmental Organisations (Lungos), of which Waso is a member.

The course was launched in August 2011 as part of Waso’s Seyskill Sewing Project, with 30 women of different ages taking part initially.

The youngest was 13 years old girl, while the eldest was over 50.
The four-month course was conducted by Julita Edmond, who was helped by Raymonde Agathine.

Waso received funding from the Ministry of Finance to enable women who are more vulnerable to become self-reliant and financially independent.

They are now equipped with skills, allowing them to earn a regular income and improve their living standards.

Waso chairperson Rosemary Elizabeth said those who took part have learnt basic tailoring and can now produce men’s and ladies’ wear, such as shirts, pants, blouses.
Some can even stitch curtains, she said, adding that a more advanced course is planned for this year.

Meanwhile, some of those who have completed their sewing course are qualified enough to produce school uniform for both boys and girls.

Both Ms Elizabeth and Ms Edmond commended those who took part for their punctuality and commitment.

Initially, the course was run twice a week at the Additional Learning and Distance Education Centre (Aldec) at Mont Fleuri. Later, it was found to be more convenient to have a full-day session every Saturday. This started at 9am and went on until 5.30pm.

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