Pwoje Espwa Sud strives to be self-sustaining. For this reason, we have a number of vocational trade workshops that help to supplement the needs of the children. These workshops include carpentry, welding, and tailoring. Each of these workshops are managed by knowledgeable and trained professionals, and many of the employees were once children of Pwoje Espwa. All of the workshops are located directly on the property.
The carpentry workshop builds cabinetry, doors, bed frames, and dressers. Many of these pieces are used in the guesthouse, medical building, school, administration building, as well as the children’s village. The carpentry workshop also builds custom coffins which gives loved ones the peace of mind for their family member. These gorgeous, handmade pieces are also sold to help reduce the costs of the purchase of materials for the workshop as well as the vocational school.
The welding workshop builds shelving, bunk bed frames, bookcases, barbeques, gates, and other unique pieces that are custom made. Each of these pieces is either used on the property or sold to help reduce material costs.
The tailoring workshop is a busy place, especially over the summer. The tailoring workshop makes all of the school uniforms for the Espwa students, as well as contracts out for other local schools. The tailoring workshop also mends clothes that are torn, and can customize clothing that is either too big or too small that has been donated for the children. These workshops are made possible through the support of donors.