“Keep them Singers Singing” is the name of our new project in Tanzania, funded by the Welsh Government’s Wales in Africa Grant Scheme, administered by WCVA.
The project is summed up by this picture of trainees from Singu Tailors in Kiabakari, who share this old Singer machine, and together use it for over 8 hours every day.
The project has already trained local 8 “fundis” or expert mechanics to help tailors to maintain the machines we have sent. The fundis will repair broken and worn out machines which really do suffer from the dusty conditions in this part of Tanzania.
This project means that we urgently need more volunteers in our sewing machine workshop in Abergavenny. We have recently sent 150 machines to Tanzania, the container arrived in Mwanza in February. These machines are now being distributed to tailors groups.
More machines are being refurbished as you read this, so we will need plenty more for our next container . . .
Come along and help us – # KEEP THEM SINGERS SINGING!