Tailoring is one of the most popular and creative courses in ANKAA – the vocational training center for refugee youth run by Blossom Hill Fellows Sara Vispi and Line Didelot. They offer different workshops and levels of classes so each student can learn and improve new skills at their own pace. The beginner lessons teach how to use a house sewing machine to make pillowcases or tote bags. The advanced classes use professional sewing machines and teach how to make patterns and create clothing items.
Fariba, a refugee from Afghanistan, is very talented. She said: “I like working in ANKAA because it feels like family and the whole team is very supportive.”