OUR CURRENT PROJECT
DesignLab GIVE was invited by One Way Out and Dream Sponsors, which, along with Sanguinetti and Company, - three organizations that have been working with different Villages in Kenya-, to join forces, this summer, in the creation of a technical school to help improve opportunities for the communities.
We are contributing by donating the Sewing Center.
With your support, we will be installing 25 sewing machines.14 volunteers of DesignLab GIVE, between the ages of 15 - 55 years old, will stay for two weeks teaching local girls the art of sewing.
Our initial project is teaching the women & girls to make reusable sanitary pads and hygiene kits. We will, also, teach them basic patterns for useful items that they can sell and obtain a new source of income for them and their families.
We will train future teachers so those nearby towns can benefit as well.
HELP US to make it all happen! We welcome your support through donations and different sponsorship packages.
Why we are teaching them to sew sanitary pads?
"The lack of menstrual hygiene products inflicts indignity upon millions of women and girls in Africa.
The harsh reality is that disposable sanitary products are prohibitively unaffordable for many girls and women in Africa, making it difficult to maintain good menstrual hygiene. The grave lack of appropriate sanitary towels can push menstruating girls out of school, which results in absenteeism and increased dropout rates.
There is no dignity without basic necessities such as sanitary napkins. This perpetuates a culture of silence that forces many to cope in isolation". - South African Human Rights Commission.
FUNDRAISING EVENTS FOR AFRICA 2020
In order to raise funds to make our project a reality we are participating and organizing different events, in addition to the donations and sponsorship opportunities. There are so many ways to HELP !!
Thanks to your support we were able to raise $9.000 USD between the entrance fee and the purchase of the dresses.
Turning Tables Fashion Show - Sponsored by Nuage Designs
Turning Tables Fashion Show