Now in its fifth successful year, the sewing circle will reach 40 women through both a beginners and advanced program. Participants develop friendships, a sense of belonging, whilst gaining skills and training.
Sessions are structured and delivered by TAFE at Parents’ Cafe Fairfield Inc. Skilled teachers provide technical training and encourage the women on employment pathways and into personal enterprise. Ginger & Smart are mentors to advanced design students.
The impact of trauma experienced by refugee women as a result of war and conflict, means many struggle to relate to their surroundings during their settlement journey. It is critical women are actively engaged in a supportive environment that empowers, builds capacity and enhances self-care.