Janet Asibi, also known as The Sewing Teacher and Ama Val, is a national service member assigned to Bono Region’s Nsoatre SDA primary school.
When Janet arrived on campus, she discovered that some of the students wore worn-out uniforms or wore no uniforms at all, according to information obtained by iDO GH News.
The national service personnel wished to help by obtaining a sewing machine that she had learned to use and sewing uniforms for the students at no cost.
“This disheartening development of seeing these young ones whom we refer to as future leaders walk to school in torn clothes compelled me to put my skills in sewing to use,” she said.
She saw solving this problem as a shared responsibility, so she sewed new school uniforms for any child in need using her own money and the help of friends and loved ones.
School uniforms currently cost her 50 Ghana cedis per boy, though this varies by school.
Ama Val successfully completed the job by collaborating with another seamstress for whom she pays.
She enlists their help to avoid overburdening herself as a teacher. Her goal is to expand the “One Student; One School Uniform” initiative to other affected students in other Ghanaian schools.