The Directorate of Gender Affairs launched its second cohort of the 2022 Work and Life Skills Programme (WLSP) on Tuesday.
Over the course of 3-weeks, participants will be exposed to the basics of how to operate a sewing machine, cutting and choosing fabrics, and making clothing as part of the beginners’ sewing course. At the end of the course, the participants will have made a single article of clothing.
The sessions which take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays are led by instructor Fiona Benjamin who is a clothing and textiles teacher at the Sir Novelle Richards Academy with an educational background in soft furnishings and upholstery.
The Directorate has received a donation of sewing machines from the All-China Women’s Federation which enabled the program to be delivered without participants needing to have their own machine One of the participants in the programme noted that sewing has been a “bucket list” skill that they wanted to conquer and was grateful for the opportunity to get free sewing classes.
Every quarter the WLSP will train a new batch of participants in various subjects to build their capacity and increase their confidence and marketability.
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