Despite temporary support, female adolescents without education have a hard time not to slip into dependence with often serious consequences.
It has always been part of our strategy to offer especially girls vocational training in addition, to help them start their own lives. A sewing atelier is obvious, because most people in Guinea wear self-made clothes.
We brought five ancient, manually operated and properly running sewing machines and all accessories to Guinea and set up the studio in one of our buildings on the site of the Mangueta reception centre, opening was in April 2017.
The first six girls, ages 12 to 17, learn the craft under the guidance of Mariama. After a probationary period, we will increase the number of training places, set up a small shop and offer our services to the population at advantageous prices.