Johari Africa is a social enterprise under the women's economic empowerment program at Amani Women Center, Inc.
Johari Africa is Swahili for Jewels of Africa. Using authentic African fabric, recycled paper, coconut shells, glass powder, wood, seeds, and beading that reflect local culture; these eco-friendly crafted products create jobs and fair wages for these hard-working African women in Clarkston and in parts of Africa.
For every piece of jewelry and apparel sold, the money is reinvested in the community and helps sustain their homes and their children’s education.
"AWC's sewing program helped me build friendships and other skills that improved my life. Now I make money sewing for my community."
(Marie, AWC Alumna)
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We are in need of the following:
- Instructors / Teachers - for foundation class (Part-time accepted)
- Instructors / Teachers - for training on industrial/commercial machines - (Part-Time Accepted)
- Instructors / Teachers to teach alterations (Part-Time Accepted)
- ESL Teachers / Volunteers
- General Assistance
Amani Sewing Academy exists to enhance the lives of Clarkston refugee women through social interaction, where English language, financial literacy, sewing and sewing business skills are shared. To sponsor a refugee woman / student, fill out the sponsorship form and submit your donation.