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Fashion designer Khadija Mwanamboka gives sewing lessons to deafblind students in Tanzania

21 August 2013

The students working and some bead bracelets that they made

We are delighted to report on our ongoing work with our Ambassador for Sense International in Tanzania, fashion designer and philanthropist, Khadija Mwanamboka. Six of our students have been visiting Khadija for sewing lessons, learning new skills and unleashing their creativity. The lessons culminated in the students visiting Mitindo House, the NGO run by Khadija to use the fashion industry to reach out to the community, celebrating Africa Children's Day in June.

Christopher Andendekisye, Sense International's country representative in Tanzania, told us how delighted he is to be working with Khadija to support the students:

'A big thanks to Khadija for working with us to support and change the lives of deafblind students - we are honoured to be able to name one of Tanzania's best fashion designers as an Ambassador for Sense International and can't wait to work with her again to raise the profile of deafblindness in our country'.

First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Friday 6 December 2019