We would like to improve our shop premises in Kathmandu, Nepal and the money would allow us to do this. Women who have attended our sewing and literacy course work in the shop and it enables them to earn a living and provide for their families. There are lots of charities on the website, but our name is next to this photo.
WWR invites you to a Nepali evening to be held at the
Sultan Balti Palace
Saturday June 27th
This will be the first event of its kind that WWR has hosted and will be a chance for us to thank all our supporters who have given so generously over the past four years. We will be also be celebrating our new ‘official charity status’!
Tickets cost £22.50 per person and include a three course buffet, a glass of wine and entertainment as well as helping raise valuable funds for WWR.
To purchase tickets, please send a cheque made payable to ‘Women Without Roofs’ to WWR, 10 Comet Avenue, Upavon, Pewsey, SN9 6BT by June 16th
We look forward to seeing you
There is ample free parking near the Sultan Balti Palace in any of the car parks in Wokingham town centre – if you require directions please let us know and we will send them to you together with your tickets.
The train station is only 5-10 minutes walk away and is on the Reading to Waterloo – London line. If you require overnight accommodation then we would be happy to recommend a hotel, please let us know.
The evening is open to absolutely anyone so please feel free to bring friends along. Tables are for 6 people so if you can fill a table that would be great.
The dress code is casual, however if you have any Nepali clothes we’d love for you to wear them – if you’d like to try wearing a sari (I’m afraid women only!) then please let us know and we will see what we can do.
All of the money raised on the night will go to Nepal to support needy women and their families.
Whilst in Kathmandu Renee & Terry also had the opportunity to visit the Cyrene Sewing project that we support.
A class at the Cyrene Project
Visiting the Cyrene sewing project is a delight and a joy. On the whole, the ladies are quite young, very enthusiastic and quick to learn. The teacher has excellent sewing skills. The ladies learn how to measure, cut out and sew material pieces to make every day Nepali dress called “Khurtas”. This is basically long pants (fairly baggy) with a dress over the top (slits up the side) and a shawl. The colours are gloriously rich. Like most Nepali ways, all this is done on the floor – except of course, for the sewing machine itself.
The ladies attend for several weeks and at the end of the course they receive a certificate at a ceremony (Nepalis love celebrations) after which they will hopefully be able to find work as a tailor either working for themselves or others. Cyrene also run an advanced course for those wishing to learn more.
One of the women that the Cyrene course has trained
Before the sessions start in the mornings there is a brief meeting, when the ladies sing short Christian songs and maybe share something of their lives. This is followed by a session on general life skills – many Nepali girls have not had the opportunity to have education so reading and writing is offered. Family planning is also discussed.
The ladies certainly leave Cyrene with a vision and a hope, not to mention a life skill that will benefit themselves and their families. We are grateful to our Nepali contacts who run this project so faithfully and we continue to help from here in England in every possible way.