The Kakuma women refugee sewing project that was initiated 3years ago has for the first time allowed male students who would like to learn basic sewing skills enrolled in this year’s class, the move has come after men showed interests of joining the free classes, the volunteer teacher sighted reason of bringing in men as abroad move on inclusivity and empowering both genders. “Men are also very creative and innovative, we want to close the gap of previous challenges we have faced as women, when it comes to repair and servicing of our sewing machines, the new strength will play a key role in our project, we are hoping by the end of the training these men will be of great support”.
For many years sewing in this context was perceived to be the work of women, we intent to break the barriers of male chauvinism. “We are joining men here and around the world to stamp out chauvinism, we are not ashamed by the stereotype created by perception that has classified and divided men and women when it comes to work, skills and responsibilities. As refugees we want to learn these skills so that we can support our families and nature our talent”
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