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Psscasie has jumped to another step

Age: 18
From Basa cell, Rugerero sector, Rubavu district, Western Province of Rwanda.
I’m fatherless. I dropped out of schooling when I was in primary five. I was not able to go on with my studies due to lack of school fees. Living conditions were very hard for us. I used to go in the quarries to carry stones and bricks to get at least a little money for living. Fortunately I was informed that ADEPE support the vulnerable kids. I came to ADEPE, explained my case to the coordinator and he agreed to put me in the program of sewing.
Pascasie is now able to produce different styles of clothes.
People in my village used to discomfort me saying that I’m useless. The other girls of my age who were attending school laughed at me. Now that I’m learning how to sew, I recovered my dignity and people envy my situation. I’ m able to sew well different styles of clothes and I hope if got a sewing machine I will make money and be able to help other girls of my age who were not lucky to join ADEPE program.
Tailoring is a promising profession for me. Now I don’t doubt about my future.

This story was written for World Pulse’s Ending Violence Against Women Digital Action Campaign.

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mrbeckbeck's picture


Thank you for sharing this wonderful, hopeful story. I am always inspired to hear how an opportunity to learn and grow, such as this with ADEPE's sewing program, can change a person's life for the long-term.

I am honored that you have shared this with our community here and I hope that many others can take part in your program, or even go on to create similar programs in their own local communities.

Kind regards,

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Volunteer

gaurav.nakhare's picture

A huge step forward!


Thank-you for sharing your story about Psscasie, it gave me a huge sense of happiness and hope to see fellow youth of today, leaders of tomorrow, working hard towards their future. I hope ADEPE is able to keep up the great work, and raise awareness in order to give more people the chance they might not have otherwise had.

I look forward to more success stories!


Gaurav Nakhare
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