Blessed Gérard’s Community Development Centre

has had a fairly steady attendance during the year with 48 students passing both the Primary and Intermediate Courses. There has been an interesting and surprising change in trend, whilst sewing is traditionally considered a woman’s job, more and more men are coming forward to be trained. Mrs. Mdletshe, our teacher, has been as faithful and loyal as ever. She has put on three fashion shows during 2004, to showcase the capabilities of the people who have gone through our courses.

One fashion show was in Durban at a fund-raising concert which our member Victor Claudius held for the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard. The second fashion show was part of the entertainment, at our celebration of St. John the Baptist’s Feast in June and the third one was at the official welcoming of His Eminence Wilfred Cardinal Napier into our organisation, in September 2004.

We supply our students with all the consumables such as fabric, thread, zips, buttons, needles, pins and scissors and they can use our sewing machines and over-locking machine free of charge. Our sewing school has been running since 1 June 1993 and most of the machines were bought right at the beginning. Some need to be repaired and some should be replaced.


This page is part of the Newsletter No. 24 of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard




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