group of young women getting ready to begin their schooling

The 2021 PFF Skills Training Center

April 12, 2021  

The Paper Fig Foundation is thrilled and proud to announce the reopening of the Skills Training Center! After a year of lockdown, schools like ours are permitted to reopen, and we are making sure that every safety protocol is in place. Staying home helped to curb the spread of COVID-19, but it also led to many other problems, from severe economic suffering to domestic violence. Getting back to normalcy, and back to learning skills, is essential for the empowerment and self-sufficiency of the at-risk women we serve. With three teachers and two locations, we are able to teach 50 students in a safe and socially distant way. Over the next six months, they will learn the basics of how to be tailors, designers, or even sewing teachers themselves. They can then take these skills and use them to support themselves and their families.