Creative people welcome at our tailoring and design school in Malawi

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Malawi

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a registered NGO in the capital city of Malawi. Here we empower gifted women to become Tailors and Designesr. For this we equip them with Business Skills, advanced Tailoring Skills and Soft Skills to run their own business.

    Many women learn how to tailor, but just few make it up to the best and can compete on the international market- the only chance to improve the economy of the country.

    The project is a 10min drive away from the City Centre and is well connected with public transport.
    As the project is just started in 2014, the team is very young, energetic and open for creative ideas and innovation.

    People in Malawi are known as open and warm hearted and the passion of our women is motivating.

    We will try to apply as fast as possible - mostly we need around 2-3 days to get back to you.
    Can't wait to hear from you !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    To go somewhere and experience another culture means to work together. In our project you have the chance to work hand in hand with our women in a respectful environment. You can exchange skills and really make a difference. To work with the local fabrics is fund and learn local design and tailoring techniques is something you cannot find in any library.

    You can feel home in our open and welcoming project.

  • Help

    Help

    As we believe that everybody enjoys doing what he know best, we give you a chance to bring in your inner gifts.
    If you are a (hobby) designer or tailer, feel free to teach our women new designs and techniques.
    If you are good with business Skills, we would love you to teach our women with business Skills.
    If you are a perfect networker and love to interact with people, then help us to establish our products on the malawian market.

    If you are none of this, but interested to get to know us, I'm sure we will find a way, how you can support us!
    Hence we are a young project we require a proactive and creative volunteer!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Chichewa, Chewa, Nyanja: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be the guest in a single room in a house with other volunteers from different projects. Right in the middle of town.
    It has tabwater and electricity.
    For security you find a fence, friendly neighbours and a nightguard.
    If you have any concerns we can also support you to find another accomodation, but for now everybody really enjoyed staying there!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In Lilongwe you find many activities during night and day.
    During the night there are many bars and clubs who are offering activities like Karaoke, Open Stage, Poetry Slam, etc.

    During the day it is nice to walk through town and enjoy the city life, have a swim in a hotel pool or sit down at a local restaurant and learn the malawian game Bawo.

    All overlandbusses and minibusses in all directions are leaving from Lilongwe and are easy to reach from the project or the accomodation.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3-4hrs, 3-5 days a week

Thank you, for all the kind, helpful and unforgettable volunteers that have helped our organisation!
Even the little ones can't resist our fashion!
United in the same idea - our two founders on the right, Jana and Alex
Our national manager Alex - he is the supervisor in our center
We are not only creating clothes we are empowering women to create their own businesses by teaching them business skills
Even the leftovers of the colourfull cloth are being used...
Every single garment is a handmade master piece
Welcome to our organisation in the warm heart of Africa!





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