Our Story

In 2014 a couple of women from Dunoon met at Boost Africa Foundation to learn knitting. In time, the first sewing course was born with two old Bernina sewing machines donated from Switzerland. There was so much interest with a waiting list of over 100 individuals from the Dunoon community who wanted to learn sewing. We managed to find more machines and started offering an eight week basic sewing course equipping learners with the skills to operate a sewing machine, design a basic pattern, cutting. We now have a very well equipped learning centre with 16 sewing stations and 5 overlockers and different levels of sewing courses to choose from. Our goal is to train up passionate professional and well experienced seamstresses who can find work or produce quality product to sell. We are also producing our own products to sell and get regular orders from third parties to make bags, jackets, aprons, tracksuits etc. This makes it possible for our graduates to gain experience and in turn assists with financial support to the sewing centre. Since 2015 more than 300 individuals have completed our course and we are currently employing five sewing centre graduates who are teaching and making products to sell.
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