BEADING APPRENTICE PROGRAM
Our Community Beading Workshop, centralized in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe supports not only impoverished artisans through consistent orders and fair-trade purchases but also offers a six-week beading apprentice program where one can learn how to create the artwork.
Although beaded art is traditionally done by men, women are also in need of a skill. Consequently, the Beading Co-Op aims at specifically teaching women how to plaster the frames created by men. Every woman goes through a 6-week program learning how to thread, plaster and sew beads onto frames. Zimbo Arts provides an onsite day care for children (0-6) and provides 2 healthy and nutritious meals to everyone on sight. Every woman in the beading Apprentice Program also receives a daily wage to use on transport and food for the home.