Our SewAid team in the Philippines are doing some amazing work!
Classes teaching displaced women.
Due to the problems in Mindanao , women from some communities are now displaced and there are others who are without citizenship. Maggie our wonderful leader has undertaken to teach a number of these women to sew in conjunction with a Government program. You will see from the photos the facility where they are working is very sparse as the cutting must be done on the floor and the sewing is by hand. But it keep these women engaged and away for the many social problems they face. A big congratulations to Maggie and her team for the graduation ceremony last Saturday for 73 of these women who have passed the course.
And so we are currently planning to build a mobile training vehicle where machines and equipment could be taken to these remote areas so that this training can be done using good equipment and training aids.
Back at the SewAid workshop in Gingoog, business is as busy as ever with plenty of orders for band, dance and cultural uniforms.
Also they will shortly be making some bags for Rotary Down Under. If any reader is visiting Philippines in the next month or two, and has the capacity to bring back some of these bags on the plane, please let us know.