Items made in Clarkston by our sewing academy graduates, including pillows and cross body bags. Jewelry, holiday ornaments and vibrant textiles from our partner artisans in Kenya and Ghana. Available at our showroom on Church Street in the heart of Clarkston, online via Amani Women Center’s social enterprise website www.johariafrica.com and also at festivals through the year announced on our social media sites.
Buy our unique button necklaces (you should be wearing one) bookmarks and magnets produced by our refugee team in Clarkston to support our Save Our Sisters initiative. SOS seeks to secure medical care for refugee women in Clarkston suffering from serious health problems caused by Female Genital Cutting.
Sponsor a sewing student. $50/month. Foundation course is 3 months ($150j Next level is 6 months ($300). Buy a new sewing machine for a graduate ($250) to start a home business. Or donate any amount toward our sewing or general programs.
Johari Africa is a social enterprise under Amani Women Center. 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 our hard-working women in Clarkston.
"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 - Congo)
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Sponsor a student
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, kindly click the link below.
We are in need of the following volunteer skills:
- Event planning & community engagement person
- Sewing Instructors / Teachers
- Industrial machine Instructors / Teachers
- Instructors / Teachers to teach alterations
- Instructors / Teachers to teach sewing machine repairs and maintenance
- ESL Teachers / Volunteers
- General Assistance