Palmeirah Weaving Project

Palmeirah Weaving Project - weaving classes for unemployed women in Sri Lanka

OceanStars :: Monday 12th March 2012 :: This Story

Ocean Stars Trust has started a womens weaving class in Palmeirah, Sri Lanka

New to 2012 has been the launch of Palmeirah Weaving classes for women who live in the communities that Ocean Stars works with. All the women who attend these classes live at home and are unemployed. The aim of the project is to give the women the opportunity to make items to sell at local markets and amongst their communities. The project also aims to empower women to work and increase their self esteem. The classes take place at the same location as our playgroups. Classes take place twice a week from 2.00pm – 5.00pm. At the moment we have 20 ladies who attend each class.

The teacher who takes this class is called Thusanthini and she is 23 years old. She is very grateful to Ocean Stars for offering her an opportunity to use her skills and give her an income to support her family.

The teacher's wages are £25.00 a month. If you would like to support Thusanthini by donating even a month of her wages then please contact us:

Dilanee Bunter
C/O Ocean Stars Trust,
2, Netherhouse Moor,
Church Crookham,
Hants GU51 5TY