Sewing students awarded

2016-11-17 06:01
PHOTO: precious gumede With their certificates are (from left) Phati Mbali, Tholakele Cele, Joyce Khowa, Nelisiwe Qadi and Olga Shazi.

PHOTO: precious gumede With their certificates are (from left) Phati Mbali, Tholakele Cele, Joyce Khowa, Nelisiwe Qadi and Olga Shazi.

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A TOTAL of 23 students from the Centre of Concern Sewing School in Margate were awarded on Thursday at the St Margaret’s Anglican Church.

Eight were first-year students who received certificates for completing the first stage of their course and 15 were second-year students who completed the full course.

Pat Moore from the school said they are happy to award their students.

She said many of them will be leaving to start their own business, while others will be continuing with the course until the end of 2017.

The course is free as part of the church’s outreach project.

She said every year they enrol more than 25 students, teaching them basic sewing skills.

“We teach basic skills to unemployed and underprivileged men and women from the South Coast. Many are single parents or grandparents looking after orphans at home, so we equip them with basic skills in order for them to make a living by selling the clothes they make in their community,” said Moore.

Moore said they received a generous sponsorship from Rotary Club Hibiscus­ Coast and former Hibiscus Coast Municipality to make the classes possible.

Moore thanked the sponsors for their support and invited volunteers to join them.

People were then were given gifts by Moore thanking them for working with the school.

For more information or if you want to join, contact her on 039 312 5334 or Angela Ford on 039 682 1571.

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