Sewing Program for Girls
The first sewing machines were purchased in 2009, and a program was launched to train girls to become tailors in Liboré. This three-year course teaches students to make a living in this field and then give back to their community by teaching others. The new Centre has been named 'Cooper's Sewing Centre', in honour of the generous support by the Cooper Family in Canada. A store in the Centre offers tailors in the area a chance to purchase the supplies they may need, as well as the public an opportunity to purchase items made by the sewing students. The students in the Cooper Centre make the uniforms for the Scholarship girls!
The girls in the program pay an entrance fee each year according to their ability and in addition to sewing, are taught literacy, fabric dyeing and cosmetic-making. In 2012, land was purchased in Libore to build the new Cooper's Centre.
To view photos of the sewing program, click here.