Training girls from poor homes to be self reliant.
By Jennifer C
October 26, 2016 4:05am CST
There are many shades to our country.Some are bright and beautiful and some are dark and depressing.The bright and beautiful go from strength to strength while those on the fringe are pushed farther out. It is sad to see this happening because these less fortunate groups have unique ideas and skills which are not given a chance to grow. I have worked with children from underprivileged homes.These children are brilliant and talented. All of them want a better life for themselves and their families. There some who have already broken that cycle and moved on to greener pastures. There are many who lag behind, not because of trying but because of lack of opportunity and no support. After seeing this time and time again,I hope to help some of these young adults,in particular the girls. I am thinking of starting a a training centre where we could teach girls tailoring so that they can start their own little business and work out of their homes.I will need a place and a few sewing machines and sewing material. What do you think of my idea? Have you any suggestions or ideas to share?
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26 Oct 16
I've thought of that myself .. Being a self-employed designer / tailor /dressmaker all rolled into one and who got out of poverty by working hard, I wanted to pass on the knowledge of the trade to some others who can't afford to pay in order to learn the skills I gathered for 40 years.. Philippines is very similar to India where there is so much poverty .. But I know that there are brilliant minds amongst the poor where I grew up..and I'm pretty sure over there also where you are .. But you see, sewing is no longer a skill that attracts young people these days.. Not in the province where I came from over there anyway .. But maybe over in your country, there are still young people who may be interested in learning skills like dressmaking and tailoring .. It's worth a try to help those who want to help themselves succeed ..
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26 Oct 16
@jennyjoy That's amazing that tailored clothes are cheaper .. whereas here, it is more expensive to have something made to order .. My clients are prepared to pay up to $400 to have a dress made .. that does not include materials.. They pay for the quality of the work I do and how the dress fits them ..
• United States
26 Oct 16
I thin what you are doing is a wonderful thing. I used to teach a self reliant class. The kids learned to plant a garden, take care of it, cook what they grew and serve it. They also learned to write a check, fill out a job application and learn how to sign their name. You would be surprised at how many can not write in cursive. Put an add on Craig's list about this and ask for donations of machine, fabric, and so forth. You might also mention that you need a place to be able to hold a class. Good luck.
31 Oct 16
I admire you for initiating help to uplift the lives of people specially the women . That would be a very nice idea to help those poor women be slef reliant . Learning how to sew is one nice way of being self reliant , because they can ultimately have a dress shop of their own .
• United States
27 Oct 16
i think 'tis a wonderful idea! perhaps ya could contact some local places 'n they'd be willin' to donate such items? dang, if'n 't didn't cost so much to ship, i'd send ya some sewin' machines. 'tis most sad that so many young'uns 'cross the globe lack any sort'a structure/support - yet're relied 'pon to provide fer the households. missin' many opportunities 'n losin' their innocence way too early. i wish ya the best 'f luck 'n hope that'cha do pursue openin' such. teach 'em not only to sew, but the business end'f 't, too.