Education  Niger Project #47031

Start Weaving School in Niger

by Dispositif d'Initiatives pour les Metiers de l'Artisanat
Start Weaving School in Niger
Start Weaving School in Niger
Start Weaving School in Niger
Start Weaving School in Niger
Start Weaving School in Niger
Start Weaving School in Niger
Start Weaving School in Niger
Start Weaving School in Niger
Start Weaving School in Niger
Start Weaving School in Niger
Start Weaving School in Niger
Start Weaving School in Niger
Start Weaving School in Niger
Start Weaving School in Niger
Start Weaving School in Niger
Start Weaving School in Niger
Start Weaving School in Niger
Start Weaving School in Niger
Feb 2, 2021

Starting a weaving school in Niger

The weaving class is hard at work
The weaving class is hard at work

At last, school has started! Schools in Niger were closed for about 45 days from December through mid-January because of the pandemic, but finally, we were able to open the weaving school. The school is set up under the new weaving shed with five traditional looms. There are ten students who attend class five days a week from 8 AM until 1 PM. They are picked up from their homes via a van hired by the school. Thanks to your help, all training, transportation, and supplies are provided free of charge to the students.

We are also continuing with longer range plans.  We are having discussions with Andreas Moeller about bringing his Flying8 loom technology to the school.  Andreas has invented an eight-harness loom with a flying shuttle that can be built from supplies readily available in marketplaces in third world countries.  These looms have features that make them useful for production weaving in a range of weave structures.  He is graciously working with us to develop an affordable method to transfer his technology to us.

Students watch a demonstration
Students watch a demonstration
Learning how to treadle
Learning how to treadle
Settling in at the loom
Settling in at the loom
Getting help from the instructor
Getting help from the instructor
A visit from Kara VanderKamp of Remember Niger
A visit from Kara VanderKamp of Remember Niger
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Dispositif d'Initiatives pour les Metiers de l'Artisanat

Location: Niamey - Niger
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Soumana Saley
Niamey, Niger
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