Community Model Project Report
The young people who were trained in craft-making last July are continuing to work, even as the harvest season arrives.
Those young people are working at home, under on-line supervision by KomAnTim (Comunity Child Protection ) . That lead trainer is monitoring their progress, while collaborating with Fondasyon Limye Lavi.
All 20 youths are applying the skills they learned, making handbags, bracelets, sandals, belts, etc. They have on-going communication with the trainer, who is available for any questions they may encounter in their work.
The trainer shared with Fondasyon Limye Lavi that this group of young people are unique in their enthusiasm: she never had a group so motivated!
She expressed a strong desire to continue the training with them. According to her, a second level is highly desirable. It would consist of three (3) days. So Fondasyon Limye Lavi is planning those additional training days for the first trimester of the new year.
Fondasyon Limye Lavi will also organize a fair to exhibit the items for partners and the public in general, and facilitate exchanges with other groups of artists.
In the community of Gou, one the youths made and offered a telephone pouch to the leader of the community, after realizing that he did not have one for his telephone: the man really appreciated the gesture toward him, and has mentioned that gift several times:
“It was an encouragement to continue working with the community.”