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Monday, 01 April 2019 22:27
Woman with a missionary heart, Suzanne worked in the Dominican Republic many years teaching women to manage their lives, steering them away from prostitution, an option open to them in their day-to-day life.
She was in charge of a home economics school, where, for eight years, she taught weaving, embroidery and sewing, training that allowed the women to earn a living. Today, a number of these women have become teachers, grateful for the opportunity they were given to learn then pass on their skills to other women.
Suzane is deeply grateful to Michèle Naud from whom she learned tatting, macrame, machine embroidery, fabric painting, and more - skills that, once passed on, allowed the women to regain their dignity.
Fancy work is a means of education. The knowledge gained contributes to the formation of the whole person.
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