Educate - Employ - Empower

Colleen Napolitano

Posted on July 08 2015

Educate - Employ - Empower

Photo Cred: Indego Africa

Photo: Indego Africa

SAME SKY has teamed up with Indego Africa to offer our Rwandan artisans the chance to further their education!

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

Same Sky’s faith in our artisans’ talent not only drives our business model, it also drives our philanthropy. It’s inspired us to transform the lives of the most vulnerable women in Rwanda using the best philanthropy there is – a good job.

Starting this summer, we’re investing in our artisans’ talents with an unprecedented opportunity. The Same Sky Foundation is providing 18 Same Sky artisans with a Business Training course. We believe that knowledge and education are the keys to achieving empowerment for women. And our brightest and most driven artisans are now learning how to be businesswomen. This is a chance they would have never known to dream of, but one we know they have the talent to take advantage of.

This course is providing our artisans with the business training they need to thrive as successful, independent entrepreneurs. The curriculum and experience is designed to empower our artisans with the confidence and skills to work more effectively in our cooperative, build their own businesses, and assume enhanced leadership roles in their communities.

Friday, June 5th was the first day of school for the 18 artisans. Each of the students enthusiastically gathered for orientation and their first lesson and shared their hopes and goals for the experience.

We can’t wait to see the impact that lessons in budgeting, quality control, and supply chain and production will have as our artisans learn ways to build and grow their own businesses. We know their future is bright. And we can’t wait to celebrate all of their success with you over the coming months.

As our motto expresses, when women are given opportunity, the possibilities are endless.

There is no greater gift than the pride and satisfaction we feel when we give our worthy artisans the opportunity to learn and the skills to become successful entrepreneurs. It’s the same joy we feel when wearing our Same Sky Jewelry.

Are you as excited as we are about the next chapter of Same Sky’s story?  Wear the jewelry created by them and make a life changing gift to the Same Sky Foundation to join our community of conscious consumers working together to empower women and change our world for the better.

 - Same Sky

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1 comment

  • Debi Wilson : January 13, 2020

    well done – keep us informed as to their progress!

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