Textile Workshop

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The chance to take your life into your own hands.

In our textile workshop, all interested young Cameroonians can learn to sew professionally and turn this into their job.
The boys and girls create fabric covers, cushions, blankets, pot holders, and even clothing from various materials, in accordance with cultural variety. They regularly present their creations to an evaluation committee and receive a corresponding certificate after completing their training.

We did it: the textile workshop has taken on a new shine! Entire walls were removed in order to expand the size of the studio. The floor was re-tiled, and repairs large and small were made to the walls and doorframes. The masterpiece: the built-in cabinets. These cabinets were built under the professional skill and leadership of Horst Philippi in the metal workshop, in parallel to the renovations. Now everything has its own place.
Finally, the big challenge: connecting all of the sewing machines to power—and now we have also managed to accomplish that, as well. Now we can proceed, and the instructors and trainees hope for small sewing jobs from their neighbors (or even from Germany?), such as making pillows, bags, school uniforms, etc.
  • Date: 25. June 2013