Our Livelihoods team have been busy in training many classes of people in both tailoring and soap making.
Sharon, our tailor trainer, prepares the machines we sent out last year from the UK, before one of her classes.
Not only do we run classes specifically for those in our Livelihoods program but we also hold regular open workshops throughout the week that general Katanga residents can come to and learn from.
What’s great about this is it opens up education to Katanga residents of all ages, most of who never received a schooling education whilst growing up and on top of that, it’s free.
We at Hope for Life are so committed to resourcing the local community of Katanga, helping them become self sufficient families.
Some men in Katanga have built a reputation for themselves of being jobless, alcoholics or just simply having a lack of motivation. Women on the other hand seem to have this resilience in life and are much more open and motivated by new opportunities of learning and progressing.
So with that understanding, we are so happy each time a new man wants to increase his prospects of earning a better living for his family, and decides to join our Livelihoods program.
We will soon be introducing trainings in craft making, candle making and cookery into our Livelihoods program.
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