Kumi Apparel | TAILORING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Kumi is the result of School For Life Foundation's vocational training program, an initiative developed by our community to teach under-educated and unemployed women how to sew.
As the project expanded and products became market-worthy, a small, but distinct, social enterprise evolved named - Kumi.
Kumi means 10 in the local language (Luganda) and represents the team of 10 women employed in the initiative. Invoking practical training and applicable core subject courses, Kumi seeks to unlock the creative potential within aspiring tailors and empower them with new expertise. Kumi's co-op training model allows participants to earn an income while acquiring and refining their professional tailoring skills.
The inspiration for Kumi products flows from both international fashions and timeless, local Ugandan traditions. Our garments and accessories are an exciting fusion of bold African kitenge with beautiful, practical and resourceful designs. The result is a distinctive, must-have collection of apparel and accessories that will be cherished. Not only will your individually-crafted piece invite compliments and create a stir wherever you go, you can be confident that 100% of your purchase proceeds are reinvested to support the project, and ongoing education in the community.
Many of the Kumi products are only available in Uganda, though you are able to support the project by buying some of our products online in Australia. You can also sponsor one of the tailoring women, enabling us to improve our workshop, train more women, and hire more local staff.
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A DESK AND CHAIR ARE GREAT BUILDING BLOCKS
Being equipped with school furniture contributes to the learning process, enabling children at School for Life to receive the best education they can, and giving them the freedom to change the course of their life.
Your tax deductible donation is rewarded with a beautiful card to gift your loved one.
School for Life values the provision of rounded education programs that include contextual life skills for our students. $400 funds a program for a class of students to undertake an animal husbandry program, teaching them valuable skills they can take back to their families.
ALL YOU NEED IS A PENCIL, AND YOU CAN DRAW A DIFFERENT WORLD.
Pencils and paints allow students to express themselves, develop coordination, and widen their imaginations.
In return for your tax deductible donation, you will receive a Christmas card from School for Life you can give to whoever you choose, and 100% of your donation will go directly to School for Life in Uganda.
Thank you for helping School for Life students have the educational materials they need to start school in 2017.
Please allow up to 14 working days for your cards to arrive in the mail. All orders for Christmas must be received by School for Life before 6th December to allow time for shipment.
In return for your tax deductible donation, you will receive a card from School for Life you can give to whoever you choose, and 100% of your donation will go directly to School for Life in Uganda.
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EDUCATION CHANGES EVERYTHING - YOU HAVE HELPED MAKE LEARNING FUN.
"A ROOM WITHOUT BOOKS IS LIKE A BODY WITHOUT A SOUL” - Cicero
In return for your tax deductible donation, you will receive a hand-made apron by School for Life's women's empowerment program. 100% of your donation will go directly to School for Life in Uganda.
Children attending School for Life have often never seen a book before they start school. The library is one of the most treasured rooms, and at every opportunity it is filled with students reading.