The Rotary Club of Corriver-ton is inviting applications to a four-month sewing school it is sponsoring at Number 67 Village.
The school will be managed by the Nanaimo Sewing School, under the patronage of the Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana Francois Montour. According to a press release the sponsors are inviting applicants between ages 16-24. Classes are free and participants will be provided with an electric sewing machine and sewing material for the duration of the school, however; they are asked to take along tape measure and a pair of scissors. Classes will be held weekdays from 8.30am to 2.30pm at Lot A, Number 67 Village.
The school will be managed by principal tutor Dr Andra Thakur of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, Canada. The release said last year a successful programme was conducted in New Amster-dam under the auspices of Guyana Women in Develop-ment where 25 students were enrolled and 17 graduated. The school has an international reputation and has held classes in Far East countries such as Thailand and Bali, Indonesia. Interested persons can contact Yuri at 622-9821 or Dr Thakur at telephone number 693-9886 or meet him in person at the said address.
According to the release Dr Thakur comes with both academic and journeyman experiences. Thakur grew up in Guyana worked as a professional tailor in the Upper Corentyne, Rose Hall Town and Georgetown. Before retiring from his academic post in 2004, Dr Thakur was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anthro-pology at Vancouver Island University in Canada.