Refugee Sewing Lessons, Gold Coast

Our  weekly sewing training for refugees on the Gold Coast Queensland  is progressing well . Of the 12 refugees attending these classes, eight have never used a sewing machine, however on the first day they made a scrunchie and a bag. Congratulations to our Sewaid teacher Rhonda Whitton  and her two assistants on the great work they are doing.

 SewAID donated six new machines, two new overlockers and all the fabric and accessories, all of which were shipped up from Sydney. The refugee students are being selected  by Thriving Multicultural Communities and the classes are being held at their premises in Labrador, Gold Coast. The lessons are being held every Saturday for 7 weeks.
SewAid teachers
ur Sewaid teacher with Joyce Cho the TMC manager
Learning to use the machines
Students having their first try on the new Elna machines
Garments made in 2nd lesson
Some of the garments completed on the second lesson
Some large bags that were made
Refugee training Qld  Nov. '22
Excellent tables and facilities at TMC premises
Good tables and facilities for the Gold Coast refuggee training