In partnership with the Rotary Club of Kigali-Mont-Jali, the RCTHM will bring a number of sewing machines to the Rubavu Prison in Ginseyi, Rwanda.
The charity Just.Equipping is running a number of social projects for the inmates of Rubavu prison, but most of the time they do not have the resources. One of the problems is the lack of jail uniforms, which many inmates have to share. Without uniforms, inmates cannot participate in certain activities like exercise, training, or working. At the moment, the prison has one uniform for every 4 inmates.
A solution presented to our club is the acquisition of sewing machines for the prison, to allow prisoners to sew their own jail uniforms. The many benefits include the inhibition of the spread of Covid-19 and prepare them with a vocational skill to help them return to life outside of prison.
To meet our fundrasing goal, we are inviting individuals and other Rotary Clubs to sponsor sewing machines for €150.00 each. The RCTHM is also, holding a series of events as a fundraiser to help.
If your Club is interested in sponsoring a sewing machine, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.