Deaf Development Programme

Future Tailors

This past Monday, four new DDP Job Training participants began tailoring classes at a local job training center.  These four women will spend one-year learning all the basics of tailoring, from taking accurate measurements to making their own patterns.  The students work alongside hearing students and will have an interpreter available, though, the instructor has now worked with DDP students for a few years and has picked up on some basic signs.  Upon completion of the program, DDP will assist these women in setting up their own tailoring business with the hopes that they will be able to achieve some level of financial independence.  One participant explained, for her, the first few days of the class were not too difficult, as she previously learned some sewing from her family, while for the others, it is the first time they have had the opportunity to learn this new skill.  We wish them good luck in their training!


From left to right, our four new tailoring students with two previous students that now work at the training center.

From left to right, our four new tailoring students with two DDP Job Training Alumnae who now work at the tailoring training center

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