Our students in their new uniforms
At the beginning of the month our tailoring students had a very special experience. We had gone out last month to a primary school in a very poor rural community within Nakuru County. Our girls each selected one young student to measure for a brand-new school uniform. I'm sure that at the time, the young children, who were accustomed to coming to school in torn, ill fitting, threadbare clothes and worn out shoes (if they were fortunate enough to have shoes) weren't quite sure what was going on.
Our students made uniform dresses, blouses, shorts and shirts for the young girls and boys they had each chosen to assist. We returned at the beginning of the month to deliver the new uniforms to some very surprised and delighted young children. The young girls also got an added surprise, some pretty new dresses out students had made for them.
The project was such a positive and uplifting experience for our students. When I suggested that we could do it again they eagerly agreed. Five girls were chosen from the group that will be graduating at the end of this month to go back to the region. This time they took measurements for 30 children. I’m not a dressmaker!!! I wouldn’t know where to begin measuring 30 children for pants, shirts, skirts, dresses, blouses, and shoes. Our young women started working very hard to get the task finished before their graduation from our 12 month course at the end of this month. I’m proud to say that, after working all day Saturday, they have the uniforms ready to take to the children this coming Wednesday. A joy our students didn’t want to miss before returning to their rural communities after graduation.
I learn from these hard working, determined young women every day and every day that I get to spend with them is truly an amazing gift. Watching marginally educated girls, who come from life experiences that are unimaginable to most of us, develop into confident young women during the twelve months they live with us is a great joy and true blessing for me.
I thank you so much for your continued support of this great program. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Some of the girls in their old, worn out uniforms
More students we made new uniforms for
Students in their old uniforms
Our tailoring students with some of the young girl