Social Impact Project for Sewing Skills Training to Help Women Earn Sustainable Income
Project Description and Impact
We aim to train women from low-income backgrounds to sew hand-made gifts and fashion accessories made from a traditional Malaysian fabric called batik. While we take enormous pride in the high-quality hand-made fashion, gifts and home goods that their artisans create, people matter most. We believe women deserve a fair and sustainable income, and the ability to provide for themselves and their families. Today we employ more than 50 artisans, giving them skills training and sustainable, accessible income opportunities and helping meet other community needs.
We are seeking someone to help our seamstresses grow in skills at our sewing training center by training simple, intermediate and advanced sewing techniques.
Dates are flexible.
Kering Employees - This opportunity is sponsored by the Kering Foundation for a duration of 2 weeks
Non-Kering Employees - This opportunity is available for a duration of 2 months minimum. A RM1000 monthly stipend will be provided.
By participating in the MovingWorlds Institute, you will first learn social impact frameworks and human-centered design before putting your existing skills and new knowledge to action.In addition, this organization will expose you to new things, like:
- Experience in the daily operations of a growing social enterprise
- Participate in having a practical impact on a community through running a business
- Continue to develop skills in your field and any others you are interested in
- Gain real-world, cross-cultural business and life experiences that will last a lifetime
For Kering employees, we will provide lodging close to the work location, for all other applicants we can provide a RM1000 monthly stipend and assistance in finding their own housing.
For Kering employees, we can provide 3 meals a day, for all other applicants we can provide RM1000 monthly stipend.
About the Hosting Organization
Batik Boutique is a For-profit with social mission working on Design, Fashion, Textiles.