Young women and girls across Grenada continue to benefit from the evening sewing classes of the Young Women Christian Association of Grenada (YWCA), bolstered with a donation of two new sewing machines from Team RUBIS.
At the handover, RUBIS Country Representative, Charles Archer, said the Company was pleased to be involved in getting the evening classes back on stream for the female participants.
“RUBIS is happy to provide this assistance to the YWCA of Grenada with the donation of these two sewing machines that help with the staging of evening sewing classes, enabling the students to have their needs met in pursuit of this useful skills training,”
Anika Harry, General Secretary, YWCA Grenada commenting as she accepted the two units, said that since re-opening post the Covid-19 pandemic, the YWCA was happy to have restarted a number of its classes and programs.
“Since reopening, the YWCA is proud to say it has restarted a number of its classes, especially following the recent donation from RUBIS, and the facility is no longer faced with malfunctioning machines. We are now one step closer to fulfilling our mission and look forward to your continued support,” Ms. Harry said.
The YWCA’s record of service dates back 134 years catering to the growth and overall development of women and girls throughout Grenada through the implementation of practical activities that seek to empower participants and, by extension, the wider community. However, back in 2019, the organisation had to close to facilitate necessary roof repairs and treatment of the walls at the facility. It remained closed for an extended period until May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to basic and advanced sewing classes, other courses offered by the YWCA include basic and advanced cake decoration, cooking and baking, and floral arrangement.