Together with partner Bugembe Womens Group – and thanks to the support of The Addax & Oryx Foundation – Gered Gereedschap is actively committed to the construction, furnishing and start-up of a professional sewing workshop to support young independent working tailors in Bugembe, Uganda.

From the sewing workshop we offer support with knowledge, skills, resources and training. We will equip the workshop with professional sewing, knitting and embroidery machines. The women can rent a workplace here or borrow a machine that they can use at home. We will provide access to microloans and create a marketplace for supply and demand of work. We will also provide training to increase entrepreneurial skills.”

The workshop was recently festively opened. The video gives a good picture of the objectives of the project, the results achieved so far and the festive opening.