Mondou Atelier Project – Stitching and Sewing in Sabah
In September 2014, the German Embassy Kuala Lumpur handed over a cheque - under the Embassy's Small Project Fund - to the organizers of the "Mondou Atelier Project" to use as a startup fund for the purchase of sewing machines and materials.
The project is meant to economically empower rural women, living in remote areas in Sabah. Through vocational training, the women are taught to use modern sewing equipment and to produce items for sale. They also learn simple business and marketing skills.
The training has so far been very successful and new creations are being tried and tested and will be marketable soon.