A Passion Re-ignited: Zawadi’s Fashion and Design Story
The war in Congo forced 15-year-old Zawadi Luanje and many of her country mates to flee and seek refuge in Kenya; disrupting her education. She has had to live with her relatives as she pursues education at Kakuma Primary School. She had given up on her dream of becoming a fashion designer until an opportunity targeting youth and teenage mothers came her way.
The Tailoring and Fashion design course, run by AAH-I, re-ignited her passion and she quickly enrolled targeting to have some of her designs showcased globally. From January 2021 to date, this UNICEF-funded project has enabled her to acquire skills in Tailoring and Fashion Design.
She happily exclaims, “This has really opened my mind and enhanced my creativity in turning ordinary T-Shirts into creative designs using African Kitenge fabric, Face masks & Kitenge shorts. It’s been a great opportunity for me because I am gaining skills that will help me to earn a living in the future, and pursue my dream career. ‘’