Rotary Lunch Club’s Kawempe Sewing Project tailors workshops in Uganda

The project is up and running in Uganda with a class of 14 trainees.

A tailoring trainee at the Moorestown Rotary Lunch Club’s Kawempe Sewing Project opening workshop.

Moorestown Rotary Lunch Club’s Kawempe Sewing Project is up and running in Uganda with a class of 14 trainees that includes two young men. The tailoring skills they learn in the 10-week workshop will help these patients of Kawempe Home Care (most of whom suffer from HIV/AIDS) provide food, clothing and school fees for their families. The items they produce, such as diaper bags, book bags and lap top bags, will be sold in local, regional and international markets. The tailors will be paid a fixed price for each item they create.

Partnering with Mt. Laurel, Barnegat, Garden State, Camden and Moorestown Breakfast rotaries, the Moorestown Rotary Lunch Club raised funds for 10 semi-industrial sewing machines, tables, chairs, startup materials and a teacher.

Moorestown Rotary Lunch Club meets every Thursday at 12:15 p.m. at the Moorestown Community House.