MIZORAM STATE, INDIA – It is known that the Eldora Tailoring Centre, a free sewing course for Myanmar war refugees, was opened on August 7 in Zokhawthar village, Mizoram state, India-Myanmar border.
Currently, there are 10 trainees, and they will be taught basic sewing techniques for 5 months. It is known that Ko San Thae, who lives in the United States, provided free sewing classes and also donated 3 sewing machines.
Mai J Sharon, the head of the training school, said, “This course is self-initiated. After 5 months of training, they will teach new trainees again for another 5 months. The opening of the course started in April, and now, a new building is opened for the training. In future, I will invite the designers and teach them how to sew a Sunday dress. Now they have started sewing school uniforms,” she said.
Tools required for the course such as scissors and cloth were supported by the training school. 8 women from the refugee camp and 2 women from Zokhawthar village are participating in the training.
Zokhawthar village is the village with the largest number of refugees from Myanmar with a population of over 3,000.