DR Congo: The Brenda Tailoring School State Examination
The Brenda Tailoring School was founded as a response to the education gap for women in the DR Congo. The program was founded in 2006 with 6 students and has since graduated 433 students including 424 women and 9 men. After being trained in sewing techniques, the graduates receive sewing kits and are able to create sustainable business ventures that provide a stable income for their families.
From July 14th-16th, 72 Brenda Tailoring School students took their state examinations and, despite the trialing year, succeeded. As these students sat for their exams, the examiners were astonished by their results and how the school has progressed even during COVID-19 and the volcano eruption that severely impacted the DR Congo communities. We currently have the students’ diplomas from the Ministry of Social Affairs, but we are still trusting God for the funds to hold their graduation and award them with their graduation kits.