Sunday, February 15, 2009

Alice's Sewing School

Last Friday (the last day I was able to post to the blog), Perez drove us to Rubingo, about two and a half hours over red and rutted roads, where Alice has her sewing school. This is it. I was standing outside when I took this photo, so it gives you an idea how small it is. There is another room of almost equal size attached to it, with woven mats on the floor, which her students use when it is raining. Otherwise they study under the corrugated iron roofing attached to the side of the building. She has purchased a "plot", a good sized piece of land, on which to build a new school. This will include a dormitory for the girls who come from far away to learn. She has already got the sand, aggragate rock and building blocks, and the plot has been levelled. She will be making bags for us to sell at home, which together with the other items she has made, will help her save enough to start building.
On the way down to Rubingo, we stopped to see 3 of the secondary school girls sponsored through Kitambaa - Barbra, Loidah and Barbra. I had hoped to post a photo of them too, but this computer isn't going to cooperate today, so I must wait for another day. Thank you to all who have posted comments or sent emails, in response to the blog. I haven't been able to reply, but certainly do appreciate them.

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