REAP is currently engaged in a mutually supportive partnership with Rwanda’s Girl Guides. One of our shared goals is to help young women develop skills that allow them to step into income-generating power. Through this partnership, twenty of our Girl Guides are involved in a six-month sewing training program at the CLCL in which the girls are learning about garment creation and alteration. (The Girl Scouts at Leman Manhattan donated two sewing machines for this special project.)
Once the training is complete, the girls will undertake projects such as making toys and uniforms for REAP’s Early Childhood Development Center, slated to open next year (more info to come on this initiative).