Provide Vital Vocational Trade Skills Training

 
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Dec 29, 2011

Thank You for Helping to Unleash The Great Potential of Women

Ladies at Tailoring Department
Ladies at Tailoring Department

Dear friends:

Looking Back: As we approach the end of the year, on behalf of all the beneficiaries, I would like to say a big "Thank You" for your support over 2011.  Over the course of this year we have together helped to support the Door of Hope Tailoring Institute.  The Institute empowers teenage girls that have dropped out from school or did not have the opportunity to go to school, helping pregnant women and mothers to be self reliant.  They have the opportunity to learn tailoring and on completion to launch their own business. 

Thanks in part to your support, tremendous progress has been made over the past year as follows:

  • Lessons have been ongoing and a lot has been learnt by the students.
  • The ladies can now sew some styles for themselves and their children due to the knowledge they have acquired
  • A building project was started to host the tailoring institute.
Here is a profile of Bintu - a Trainee you have sponsored through your donations (pictured):
Bintu S. lives with her parents, three brothers and three sisters in a single bedroom apartment zinc sheet house with no running water and electricity.  Her father is a construction worker and the main provider of the home with monthly income of $40 - not enough to cover the basic needs of the home.  Her mother is house wife.  Bintu had been unschooled as her parents could not afford to pay fees for Bintu to go to school.  Thanks to your support, she is now receiving tailoring training along with the other students.
Looking Ahead: As we look forward to 2012, here are the opportunities that we face:
  • The school is in dire need of classroom space as classes have been held outdoors and in inclement weather at the house of the Director. The building project is yet to be completed due to lack of funds
  • The institute currently has 7 sewing machines available for use and not all students can use the machines simultaneously
We are very grateful for progress over 2011, despite the limitations.  As we plan towards 2012, could you make a special, one-time, year-end (or beginning of the year) donation to ensure these opportunities are quickly addressed?  This would help us so much in making these ladies self-reliant.  By helping them become self sufficient we will be unleashing the great potential of girls, which is critical for economies and societies.  This is true development and it feels great to be a part of making this happen!

Thanks so much for your support and the best of wishes for 2012!
Ladies Group 1
Ladies Group 1
Ladies Group 2
Ladies Group 2
Bintu - Trainee Sponsored
Bintu - Trainee Sponsored

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Organization

Develop Africa, Inc.

Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
http://www.developafrica.org

Project Leader

Sylvester Renner

Founder
Johnson City, Tennessee United States

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