Moorestown Rotary Lunch Club's Kawempe Sewing Project is up and running in Uganda with a class of 14 trainees that includes two young men. The tailoring skills they learn in the 10-week workshop will help these patients of Kawempe Home Care (most of whom suffer from AIDS/HIV) provide food, clothing and school fees for their families. The items they produce, such as diaper bags, book bags and lap top bags, will be sold in local. regional and international markets. The tailors will be paid a fixed price for each item they create.
Shown below are two of the tailoring trainees at the opening workshop. Far left in the group photo is Dr. Sam Guma, director of Kawempe Home Care. Next to him is the workshop instructor.
Partnering with Mt.Laurel, Barnegat, Garden State, Camden and Moorestown Breakfast rotaries, the Moorestown Rotary Lunch Club raised funds for 10 semi-industrial sewing machines, tables, chairs , startup materials, and a teacher.
The Rotary Club of Moorestown meets every Thursday at 12:15 at the Moorestown Community House for lunch and fellowship. Visit us!