Women’s Center Opening Day

Monday, June 03, 2013

Today we started classes at our women's center!  We divided our 65 women into four groups and started them on basic training with the sewing machine.   Each class is about 2 and 1/2 hours and we have two lovely and inspiring group leaders and sewing teachers.  It continues to amaze me how eager they all are to learn and be a part of this.  Their enthusiasm is contagious.  We all sat in a circle, introduced ourselves and went over what our dreams and goals are for the next few months.  Then the women learned the basics of the sewing machine, how to peddle and set their machines up.  We had a lot of fun!  Our women are from all different age groups, all different village areas and all different castes and almost none of them have ever been to school but it's just magical to watch them all sharing working together on this.  I have a feeling they are going to catch on really quick.  Today was really a dream come true for me and for all of us at Kopila.  So excited to see where this journey takes us.

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