The Vocational Sewing Program is part of the New Life Family Center, a women’s outreach started by Africa New Life’s co-founder, Pastor Florence Mugisha. The Center is located on Africa New Life’s campus in Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali.

Meet 2014 graduate Hillary in the video below!

Monday through Thursday, up to 70 women attend a half-day sewing class for instruction, practical application, and entrepreneurial training. Lunch is also provided to all women. Friday mornings are spent in worship and discipleship. At the end of the year, women who successfully demonstrate their skills receive a sewing machine and certificate to help with job-hunting. Sewing machines are provided through generous donor support.

Scholarship A Woman’s Education

Classes are offered at a nominal charge, and Africa New Life relies on the generosity of scholarship partners to host the program. You can come alongside a woman breaking her family out of the poverty cycle by providing a scholarship. A full scholarship for the year-long program is $1,800. Partial scholarships can be provided at $25/month and above.

A scholarship helps provide education, spiritual development, equipment, and a meal to a woman in the current class. Partners receive regular photos and updates from the woman they support, even the opportunity to meet her in Rwanda! Interested in learning more about the current class, or gifting a scholarship? Click the button below.

Meet the Class of 2020