Rotarians witness expansion Uganda program
Woy Woy Rotarians Ms Joan Redmond and Ms Di Schwarzl have returned from a recent trip to Uganda to witness the expansion of the Rotary-supported Pure Joy Women Empowerment Uganda program.
"We were there for the graduation of six tailoring trainees and for the official opening of the new Pure Joy Unisex Hairdressing Salon," said Ms Redmond.
"Our first surprise on reaching Jinja was seeing the dresses and accessories the tailoring trainees had made for their graduation.
"These were no simple shifts, but intricate designs they had created on pedal- powered sewing machines.
"We spent the first week helping complete an order for 100 document folders and to make products for sale from the stunning Kitenge cotton we bought in Kampala.
"In the hairdressing salon next door, we watched as the six hairdressing trainees totally transformed the tailoring graduates with new hairstyles and braids.
"Overall, what's most pleasing is seeing the steady growth of the project, year by year," Ms Redmond said..
"Three years ago, Pure Joy began making reusable sanitary kits.
"They progressed to making craft items for sale and now they have a confident team doing tailoring and passing on their skills to new recruits.
"It's very satisfying being able to fund this new opportunity to help disadvantaged women," Ms Redmond said.
Newsletter, 27 Nov 2019
Vic Deeble, Rotary Club of Woy Woy
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