Established in 2004 by the Anglican church, the program began in response to the needs of recently arrived refugees. Initially the program welcomed refugee women from South Sudan, teaching them to sew so that they could make clothes for themselves and their families. We are a multicultural program and presently include migrant and refugee women from Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China and Iran.
The program reflects basic Christian beliefs of respect, care and friendship.
What the program means to our students:
“Dream Stitches was a good opportunity for me to learn practical skills from basic to advanced sewing, so that I could make dresses for myself.
There is a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, which makes me more interested to continue learning more from the kind, passionate and lovely professional teachers. I also enjoy meeting the other students.” Faye