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Monday, December 14, 2009

Technical Program in Tailoring

Hello Everyone! I can’t believe that the holidays are here already. This past Saturday marked 4 months of living in Haiti; I can’t believe how fast it has gone by! I wanted to take a brief moment today to talk about the technical tailoring program that is going to start at SOPUDEP in January, 2010. We have been able to raise $1000.00 that will go towards implementing the program. We have bought one pedal sewing-machine and are in the process of purchasing two more. We are going to do some construction work on one of the classrooms in the SOPUDEP school building to accommodate tailoring class, and have found an instructor willing to work with our students. The goal is to create a program for 28 of the day school students and 20 of the students in the street kid program. Eventually we hope that the students in this program will become proficient tailors, and be able to earn a decent living wage. Thank you to all of the supporters that donated and assisted in the foundation of this program. We are planning many more technical programs and educational opportunities for the students at SOPUDEP. Please drop me an e-mail if you want to get involved! Enjoy the Holidays!