October Holistic Program Highlights
Repurpose to Empowerment
With a rising need to phase out our old sewing machines and replace them with new ones, so did the need for the answer to how?
So how did we do it? Our management settled on a simple, yet effective way of going about it. The old machines were to be put up for sale at a discounted price, with first priority going to our employees to make sure artisans who wanted to set up side businesses could get these machines first.
Proceedings from the auction were then given out to ten artists from across our three locations as business grants. The program will also offer business guidance and walk with the artisans along their entrepreneurial journey.
“The fact that most of our artisans have businesses on the side is really humbling and inspiring at the same time. More so, that we can trace the genesis to program we have carried out in the past like dream management. It is our goal that we continue growing together, both individually and as a group.” Head of Finance and Administration David Mwangi remarked during the event.
Eight of our artisans from our Old Town location have taken up adult learning classes at Darul-Salaam library which is opposite our workshop. This program will offer them a chance at self improvement, learn new skills while greatly improving their chances at job opportunities.
The artisans who did not get a chance to see through their primary or secondary education will undergo an entry test before being placed in their respective study classes.
It is a race against time with the 8-4-4 education system set to be completely phased out by the end of 2027 in favor of the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC). It is an even tighter schedule for those who have to sit for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education(KCPE) which will be first to phase out come 2023.
We wish this group all the best as they go in chase of their dreams for an education.
Faith Driven Entrepreneurship Training
We hosted a successful first meeting of an eight week Faith Driven Entrepreneurship course at Close The Gap Hub, Nyali, Kenya.
The Faith Driven Entrepreneurship training is focused on equipping christ-following entrepreneurs with the content, community and connections to be able to fulfill their call to create and transform the world around them.
Set to end on the 29th of November this year, we hope that more and more people will join us in creating a community of faith driven entrepreneurs doing business God’s way while helping each other thrive.