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The Ecole des Femmes is an annual education and training programme for the KISANY embroiderers and weavers across East Africa. In 2015, funded through the Sisley Foundation, 372 hours of training were offered, including courses in Preventative Healthcare, Literacy, Financial Planning, Management and Women’s Rights. Ecole des Femmes empowers the women to improve their own lives and build healthier families and communities.

Through this programme, unexplored talents and abilities have been identified in many of our KISANY women, leading some to change roles or take on management responsibility. Ecole des Femmes is truly making a difference in the lives of these women who have suffered hunger, violence and subjugation. With the support of Entrecanales Foundation, the training will continue in 2016.

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