Gifts for girls all sewn up
A GROUP of St Clare’s School students have sewn dresses for a good cause.
During the second semester of the school year, 14 students worked on the dresses as part the Dress a Girl Around the World program, which involves sending the dresses to girls from vulnerable backgrounds.
Year 10 student Natasja Passalacqua said she had not sewn much before so she enjoyed creating the dresses.
“We are a CARE (Curriculum and Reengagement in Education) school so we understand that girls need a safe living environment,” she said.
“They might not have their own clothes so I’m happy we were able to provide for them. I think all girls deserve to be loved and protected, no matter where they live in the world.”
Donia said some of the students would continue making dresses and the school would send them at the end of the year.
“The students completed the dresses through the Certificate of Work Preparation and I was thrilled by their attitude,” she said.
Year 10 students Cherry Smith, Shaylee Prendergast, Natasja Passalacqua and Chontae Hayden with the dresses.