Our kids were delighted to be the first customers of bags made by the young ladies at the orphanage! This sewing program promises to be an opportunity for children to earn income and learn trade skills for the future. Rachelle, pictured in the middle, is a 6 month volunteer from Canada who has used her sewing skills to set up this thriving program for the girls. Thando and Mbali, on the left of the photo, are sisters at the orphanage who were wonderfully encouraged when we purchased their bags. Our girls were thrilled to be part of entrepreneurship at it's finest! To date, the girls have sold several dozen bags.
Our commitment to educating each of the orphans includes life skills education-rather than academics alone,teaching trade skills for future employment and independence.