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History

In 2014 a couple of women from Dunoon met at Boost Africa Foundation to learn knitting. In time the first sewing course started with two old Bernina sewing machines from Switzerland. There was great interest and we organised two new sewing machines, to reduce the waiting time for using the machines. More and more women wanted to attend the courses, so we had to search for larger premises. At the Roma Centre next to Dunoon we found new premises and in June 2016 we moved in. We now have 3 rooms totalling 88m², equipped with 13 sewing stations and 3 overlockers. In 2015, 33 participants completed the Beginners Course with a certificate. Due to the great interest and desperate need we now have a waiting list with over 100 names.



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Activities

In addition to the beginners and advanced teaching courses we rent out workstations. After they have successfully finished the Beginners Course, the attendee can rent an equipped workstation to exercise their skills. They are able to repair, alter or create their own clothes.
Also Sewing Centre Dunoon will serve the community by offering a repair and alteration service. Producing our own goods makes it possible to create jobs for the attendees and provides financial support for the centre. You will be able to find cheaper products elsewhere but we will always offer fair salaries to our employees.
Equipment

Sewing workstations

10 Bernina (530 and 730)
2 Bernette Seville
1 Star

Over-locker workstations

1 Bernina
1 Bernette
1 Toyota

Staff

A store manager is managing the centre as a full time job.
2 Instructors are working part time with a monthly workload of between 80 and 100 hours.

Funding

The Sewing Centre Dunoon is funded by “Verein Boost Africa Schweiz”, Zürich, Switzerland and other sponsors and by its own sales.

Sewing Centre Dunoon
Programm of Boost Africa Foundation
21 Williamsway
Dunoon 7441

GPS
S 33°48.900'
E 18°32.211'

Trading Hours

Monday - Friday 10.00 - 17.00
Saturday 10.00 - 16.00

Phone: 079 238 81 53
Mail: sewing.dunoon@gmail.com