The sewing class is one of the many opportunities for men and women in Mondul 3 village to learn how to earn money to feed their families. The sewing class was first opened at New Hope Cambodia original site. In the beginning the class had only two sewing machines and five students.After around six months of operation both the machines and students increased.In September 2010 New Hope Cambodia was moved to the new premises and the sewing sector continued to open for the people.At this time we increased to 24 students morning and afternoon and now had 12 sewing machines, 2 over locker machines , 1 button machine.
We have one full time and one part time professional teachers and the students study for six months each level.We have two levels of teaching, level one and level two.For level one we teach the students how to cut the shirt , skirt ,trousers and other products.. Once finished level one they can continue to study level two which is more advanced, working with material such as silk but the problem is that most of them can not study level two because they are very poor so they don't have money to buy the fabric, needle,cotton and everything needed for level two. Some of the students after finishing level one need to get an income so they open their own small business at home and some of them find work with other companies.
Our new sewing workshop project is going to make a school uniforms, aprons, bags, phone cases and other products. We will sell these products into the market and through our own retail shop that we will set up on site at New Hope. In the future we also plan to have our own online shop. These ventures will provide our students with both full and part time employment and allow them to support their very poor families. Some of income from this project will allow us to develop more products and skills for our trainees and improve our level of equipment.
When this program has been developed look out for us on our social media sites.