Sewing Class Attended with Enthusiasm

House of Ruth, Jordan

 

Sewing Class

This month, the participants continued learning the basics of sewing. They learnt how to cut the fabric properly and how to align the pieces on the top of each other correctly. They are applying what they're learning as well as sewing a school uniform for their daughters. 

 

Some of our Participants

Jana* is married and is 54 years old. She has four daughters and one son. She signed into this course to learn something new that would help benefit her family. She's planning, when she completes this course, to buy a sewing machine to apply what she learnt. She wants to use it to fix and create things for her children and for her home and is hoping to use it for some work to generate some income. 

 

Leen* said, "I thank everyone who has participated to make this course happen. It's making a positive change in my life as I'm learning a new skill but also developing my focus skills. I had difficulty every time I wanted to sew something for my children. I didn’t know how, and there aren’t any tailors close by, but now it's different. With this course, I know how to sew, to take the measurements, as well as learning the basics of sewing. Thank you GHNI."

 

Sarah* is married and is 33 years old. She has one son and two daughters. She signed into this course because of her love to sew. She enjoys herself when she sews. Sarah is planning to look for a job using what she's learning in this course to help her husband in generating income to provide for their family.

 

Ayah* is 27 years old, married and has no children. She signed into the sewing course to learn a new skill to open a small business hoping to generate income. 

 

Mosaic Workshop

This workshop has three Jordanian students. They have been on the waiting list since the COVID-19 crisis started. The mosaic workshop is held once a week, every Wednesday for two hours. 

 

Farah* is working with the ladies on teaching them first how to draw different scenes in a way that enables them to shape, cut the stones and complete the mosaic piece of art. They are practising drawing a variety of shapes, designs, and scenes. Later, they will start using the stones and learn how to work with it to create the final art piece. 

 

Mayar* is 40 years old. She is married and has three children. The oldest is a boy. He is tawjihi (senior year). The middle child is a girl in the 9th grade, and the youngest is a boy in the 3rd grade. Her husband is retired and has an artificial left hand.   

 

Tala* is married and has four children; two boys and two girls. Three are in the school: 9th, 7th, 4th grades. 

 

Raghed* is 24 years old and comes from a family of seven. Her dad (he has metal in one of his legs, he is retired, and his retirement salary is used to pay a debt). Her mum (has hemiplegia) and Raya takes care of her. She is a 22-year-old brother (he works in cleaning whenever there's an available chance on a daily basis). She has a 20-year-old sister and a 17-year-old brother (tawjih: senior year at school). She has a 13-years-old brother who is in the 7th grade.

Thank you,

 

Rami

GHNI Assistant National Field Leader

*For the purpose of safety and wellbeing, “Jana” ,”Leen”, “Sarah”, “Ayah”, “Farah”, “Mayar”, “Tala” and “Raghed'' are pseudonyms for the individuals being helped by this project.

 

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