Pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic School raised an amazing £395 for EdUKaid's Kushona Project by holding a non-school uniform day. The school's IT Manager, Rebecca Clayton, is supporting EdUKaid to develop a new project that will teach local women in Mikindani to make clothes for their families in EdUKaid's community centre and to earn a small income.  

Families in the rural Mikindani village little or no cash income and women, in particular, have little opportunity to work.  The project will teach the women new skills and give them a sense of purpose and achievement.  As well as working at St Josephs, Rebecca has her own company ‘Splendid Dressing Up Box’ making play accessories for children and wants to use her skills to help disadvantaged women to make a better life for themselves.  Rebecca told us “I’m looking forward to sewing with the ladies in Mikindani. I hope I can pass on some skills they will find useful. I suspect I will learn a great deal too” Rebecca has raised over £500 towards the project and will be travelling to Tanzania in November to help set it up.

Rebecca is pictured wearing a dress she made from Tanzanian fabric and showcasing children's clothes similar to those she will be teaching the women to make.  More information about Rebecca's fundraising efforts and the Kushona Project can be found here.