The Sewing Process

Alpine Ramble Trekking
Where Outreach Meets Adventure

Trekking with a Mission. At ART every step taken leads us forward toward creating sustainable hope for the villagers in Nepal.

3 Step's to Sustainability

One of the greatest struggles throughout Nepal is helping villagers maintain the mountain lifestyle while also providing sustainable economic, physical, and spiritual hope for their families. Oftentimes, children have to leave their villages to go into urban cities (or even countries) to generate income to help support their parents living in the villages. Our goal is to bridge that gap by bringing innovation and creativity to mountain living through our sewing initiative.

 We do this in three simple steps.

Step 1: Cast a Big Net - By creating a community sewing clinic we are able to invite a number of students from surrounding villages to embark on a 3-4 day intensive training program to learn the sewing process from the ground up. This includes everything from setting up the sewing machine, maintaining it, and the basics of sewing.

Step 2: School Internship - Upon graduation from the clinic, students are assigned to an approved school for a period of 6-12 months to develop their skill by sewing basic items for the benefit of the children within that school. Items such as hats,, sleeping liners,, and book bags. During this time the sewing student is provided a part income while learning to sew with confidence.

Step 3: From Student to Teacher - Once the sewing student demonstrates confidence in their sewing skills and the school determines that it is a good fit to take the next step, we work with the school officials to create a school sewing criteria whereby our student begins training interested and prequalified school children on how to sew for themselves. In doing this we create the ability for duplication of skill and confidence to occur within themselves and their peers.

We recognize that not all children will take up sewing, nor do we expect this to replace other necessary study topics. Our aim is to merely bring vocational learning, currently only available in higher city education, to rural mountain living. By doing we believe that it will inspire village children that there are other means, other than just farming, to create a sustainable living for themselves and their village community.

Our hope and prayer are that others will see the value of this initiative and come alongside us through giving of their time, taking an Alpine Ramble Trek, and/or making a donation to help us keep up this good work.

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