The sewing training center is the beginning of each woman's journey. When she arrives at Emmanuel Training Center, she will meet with Ismael, our on-staff social worker. Next, she'll complete an application and begin her 30 day trial period. At the end of this time, she'll have the opportunity to enroll as a One Thread apprentice.
WE OFFER EACH WOMAN IN OUR PROGRAM:
*A full year's tuition at the Sewing Training Center
*Fabric to learn, practice, and create clothing
*Meals for the women and their children
*Tuition assistance for their children while in our program
We offer each woman upon graduation:
*A government issued seamstress license
*A personal sewing machine
*Acceptance into our graduate school at Le Boutique
A scholarship to attend the One Thread program can change the trajectory of a young woman's life forever.
An apprenticeship at the boutique offers more intensive training and real world experience for the students.
With training and investment, a small group of graduates launch their own boutique in the local community.