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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Crafting their Futures at Bombolulu

Located on the outskirts of Mombasa, Bombolulu craft workshop and cultural centre provides employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities. Currently with a workforce of approximately 180 people, the centre is hive of production- making quality crafts from carvings to jewellery. The workshop is tied into the Fair Trade movement, and much of it revenue now comes from export orders.

To support the workshops, there are a number of ancillary initiatives including a medical clinic, a nursery school for the staff’s children, a school fees support programme and an employee trade union.

The workshops are an initiative of The Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK), Coast Branch.

If ever in Mombasa, I recommend a visit- and if buying crafts, you can be assured of quality products.


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