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TEACHING YOUNG GIRLS HOW TO SEW and BE SELF SUFFICIENT — EMPOWERING A GENERATION

Fabienne, although born in Cameroon, has been worshipping at St Lawrence for several years, and many will know her and her son Churchill.

The aim of the Epoulbass Foundation is to raise the funds needed to carry on the work started by her sister Tata in her home village of Kanda in east Cameroon by building a proper workshop and center to enable the work to continue. Currently there is land available and there are competent trainers willing to run the workshop, so it will be in safe hands.

The Project Background -

Cameroon is a male dominated society. Unfortunately even today, most women are still not very well educated, if at all.
Young girls are denied the opportunity to attend school and are forced to marry early for financial security. I am one good example of this problem and so was Tata (my sister). Many young girls are exposed to an abundance of abuse of which sadly prostitution is a common result.

To tackle this problem, in 2009, I sponsored my sister to set up a sewing workshop to provide training for young girls.
She managed the workshop as a business, and the profit generated was used to feed the girls and help them start up new businesses. She helped many girls to train and be self-sufficient, restoring their dignity, pride and self-belief in achieving their goals and aspirations.
Sadly she died in 2014, a great loss not only to me and her family, but to the work she had started. I would like to continue the workshop in her memory her work and help keep the next generation safe.

To donate:
Either direct to Fabienne
or Epoulbass on .www.youcaring.com

To raise funds for the Foundation a black tie dinner dance is to be held on Saturday 7th October at Alton House Hotel from 8pm.

There will be Bucks Fizz on arrival, a live singer and a 3 course meal.

Tickets £38.50 from the parish office 83234 or David Hinks 83458

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