The Vocational Sewing Program is part of the New Life Family Center, a women’s outreach founded by Pastor Florence Mugisha, co-founder of Africa New Life and wife of Dr. Charles Buregeya Mugisha. The Center is located in Kigali, on Africa New Life’s Ministry Center campus.

Meet 2014 graduate Hillary in the video below!

Monday through Thursday, approximately 70 women attend a half-day class for instruction, practical application on sewing machines, and entrepreneurial training. As the length of the course limits income-generating activity during the day, lunch is provided to all women. Friday mornings are spent in worship and discipleship.  By the end of the training, women who successfully demonstrate sewing and tailoring skills receive a sewing machine and certificate to aid in their employment efforts. Sewing machines are provided yearly through generous donor support.

Scholarship A Woman’s Education

Classes are offered at a nominal charge to enrolled women, and Africa New Life relies on the generosity of scholarship partners to offer programming. 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