Global Alms Inc. Training Centre
For the past few months, our Sewing Workshop classes have been filled up, as more and more young women sign up and express their interest in learning how to develop their skills. We were able to run weekly classes over 2 months, covering 2 different Modules.
One of the greatest things about these classes is seeing the more advanced students taking part in assisting with teaching the other classes they have already mastered. We are working towards having the Modules translated into different languages so that the students are able to take the materials and teach it to others themselves. It has also been interesting to see the girls being pushed out of their comfort zones by using their creative juices, rather than simply following and copying instructions.
We've always aimed these classes towards providing the students with foundational and technical skills, but also to encourage their entrepreneurship so that they can eventually start their own businesses, if they wish to do so. It also means that wherever they may end up, whether here in Thailand, Burma, or their own villages, they still have the skills to use the resources around them to make clothes, household items, or products that they can sell! Overall, they've done very well, and have expressed a lot of interest in continuing to learn.
In December, we will have the opportunity to have a fashion designer (Ally, and her daughter Anwen), volunteer with us. Our Community Liaison Officer, Ruth, first met Ally through the TBT Women's Group that has consistently supported and provided seed funding for this project! Ally has already been involved with providing us with ideas and advice in regards to our Sewing Workshop and the products that we make, so we are looking forward to having her come over and for the girls to meet her, and learn from her expertise! Thank you so much to all of these ladies who believe in our girls and generously give up their time, efforts, and resources to help us continue with this venture.