Urukundo Sewing Center
Urukundo Technical Sewing School opened in 2013 with 2 students and 5 treadle machines, which were purchased by donor Tom Nunnally from Pittsburgh, PA.
In January 2018, 36 male & female students ages 15-32 enrolled in the 9 month training program. They will graduate in November 2018. Theresa our manager/head instructor added two male teachers, Redemption and Desire in 2015.
We were thrilled to see the sewing center open and beginning operation in 2013. Five treadle sewing machines were purchased by donors in State College and at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
Our sewing center produces aprons for the kitchen staff, uniforms for the farmers, dresses for the primary school dedication, skirts and shoulder bags.
Women and men will come daily to sew as well as learn to sew. Orders are coming in, so many hands are needed.
Evariste – a 24 yr old who finished 6th grade and had a maintenance job. “This will have a big impact on my life because I saved money to pay my tuition and purchase my own machine. I am learning English to be better prepared when Iopen my own business.”
Claudine – a 28 yr old who finished high school and wasliving with her mother tending their cows. Her godmother is paying her tuition. She shared, “God has given me the gift to sew and become independent. I want to buy sewing machines toteach other youth so they achieve that same independence.”
Delphine – a 32 yr old married mother of 3 with a BA in management and entrepreneurship. She was an owner of a beauty salon when she saw our school while walking to work. “I am studying hard and believe I will reach my objective of opening a sewing business. With the help of Urukundo Sewing School I know I will reach my goal.”