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Beading Apprentice Program


Our Co-Op Is Made Up Of Both Men And Women Who Work Together To Create Your Artwork

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.

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