Press Release: The St. Lucia Crisis Centre has embarked another project geared to empower its younger womenfolk.
This project takes the form of a Basic Sewing Course sponsored by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) & Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
Whilst women continue to clamor for help from the Crisis Centre in the struggle for a better life….. these trainees continue to press for progress. The course provides capacity building services to improve the economic and social situation of these young people for three months . The course is now nearing completion and a total of (25) twenty five women are beneficiaries. Here they hope to achieve a variety of skills which is intended to:
- Help them to gain employment in an effort to maintain their families
- Commence using the skills received to provide service at home for their family members which would alleviate their usual expenses faced. Instead of purchasing ready-made garments they can design their own.
- Use skills taught as preliminary base to continue further training in the field of Fashion Design.
- Possible setting up a sewing company in their own communities and become entrepreneurs
On International Women’s Day, Thursday March 8, the trainees will display their apparel , whilst they make it their day wearing their purple corsages .
The Course Coordinator is Ms. Augusta Fowell. Retired School Teacher at Leon Hess Secondary School and Past Instructor in Fashion Design at various Secondary Schools in Castries.