Crisis Centre embarks on project to empower young women

Press Release: The St. Lucia Crisis Centre has embarked another project geared to empower its younger womenfolk.

This project takes the form of a Basic Sewing Course sponsored by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) & Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

Whilst  women continue to clamor for help from the Crisis Centre in the struggle for a better life….. these trainees continue to press for progress. The course provides capacity building services to improve the economic and social situation of these young people for three months . The course is now nearing completion and a total of (25) twenty five women are beneficiaries. Here they hope to achieve a variety of skills which is intended to:

  1. Help them to gain employment in an effort to maintain their families
  2. Commence using the skills received to provide service at home for their family members which would alleviate their usual expenses faced. Instead of purchasing ready-made garments they can design their own.
  3. Use skills taught as preliminary base to continue further training in the field of Fashion Design.
  4. Possible setting up a sewing company in their own communities and become entrepreneurs

On  International Women’s Day, Thursday March 8,  the trainees will display their apparel , whilst they make it their day wearing their purple corsages .

The Course Coordinator is Ms. Augusta Fowell. Retired School Teacher at Leon Hess Secondary School and Past Instructor in Fashion Design at various Secondary Schools in Castries.