Project Launch: 4-22-20
Women’s Rights Institute (WORI) will train 15 young women in textile design through bag and shoe covering skills. After graduation, the women will start selling the covered shoes and bags and some of the income generated will be used to provide scholastic materials, uniforms, and sanitary pads to 25 young school girls in need who have already been identified. Part of the remaining revenue will be split among the women to enable them to economically sustain their households and or start small scale businesses of their choice.
Project Update: 7-30-20
Four months since inception, the project has trained five (5) women as trainers of trainers (TOT) in bag design, production and shoe covering. The five young women underwent an intensive ten days training which has helped them produce bags and shoes from raw materials such as cotton and chitenje wrappers, flexi –foam, adhesive, pressing iron and sewing kits. Furthermore, these women have trained ten (10) other women in the same skills. All the fifteen (15) women are scheduled to be trained in tailoring and designing for three months, equipping them with more vocational skills. The participants have displayed their ability to design accessories that have fetched a good market in the community and the women are assured of generating income from the sales which is vital in sustaining their households.
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