SCHOOL FOR WOMEN
All the members of Agape who produce the Kisany collection follow a lifelong education program “L’Ecole des Femmes”. This program aims to help each tailor or embroiderer to improve his skills and to overcome the lack of education.
Thanks to the Fundación Juan Entrecanales de Azcárate and to private donations, KISANY has been able to offer various training courses throughout the year; literacy, preventive health, web initiation, daily financial management, women’s rights, leadership , embroidery and sewing improvement, as well as exchange of experience with other workshops. As part of this program, loans are also allocated to start a micro-business.
These training modules clearly meet the needs of the team. Women and men expressed their desire to be able to be more competent in these specific fields in order to share their knowledge and skills with their families and their communities.
With these courses, they feel more integrated into the world they live in, they regain self-esteem, and have a real impact around them to change mentalities. They are also more autonomous to manage AGAPE, the non-profit organization they have set up to teach embroidery and sell their products on the local market.