The Paper Fig Skills Training Institute
Our sewing schools offer 6-month long training programs for free to people who want to learn to be tailors. Many young people in Kasese drop out of school by age 12, because they can no longer afford school fees. They are then at greater risk for things like sex trafficking and child marriage. The Paper Fig Foundation Sew School gives them not only the skills they need to start their own businesses and become financially independent, but also gives them a community that supports them in achieving their goals.
Since 2015, The Paper Fig Foundation has celebrated three graduations and has organized two incredible fashion shows, at which graduates and members of the Paper Fig Alumni Association are able to show off their hard work.