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Vetkoek and Bead-Making in Troyeville Baptist Church

For AT Vogue Communications Agency, helping the  women of Troyeville Baptist Church was based on a conscious decision to give back to society.

Situated in the dilapidated area of Troyeville, the women whose children have been taken in by the Church are well below grass roots level and thus they rely on  support found at the Baptist Church.

In October 2008, AT Vogue began supporting these unemployed women by teaching them skills to earn a basic living.

Lynette Alexander, Director of AT Vogue Communications, describes several successful projects undertaken at the church, saying: “We  have taught the women to make vetkoek – something easy to sell during the Soccer World Cup.

“With the help of Debbie Prim from AngloGold, we  also taught them bead-making- both basic and advanced courses.  They were given a kit that included a range of beads and all the tools. We also taught them how to cook economically and nutritionally for their families.”

AT Vogue hopes to instill family values at Troyeville Baptist Church, and since starting the project the team has seen an evident rise in the self-esteem and general well-being of the women. Lynette says: “Two of the women have taken the bead work seriously and are selling their goods.”

AT Vogue Communications continues to grow and inspire the women with lessons on ‘basic business skills’ and ‘how to make profit’ coming up.

For AT Vogue Communications Agency, helping the  women of Troyeville Baptist Church was based on a conscious decision to give back to society.

Situated in the poor and seemingly dilapidated area of Troyeville, the women whose children have been taken in by the Church are well below grass roots level and thus they rely on  support found at the Baptist Church.

In October 2008, AT Vogue began supporting these unemployed women by teaching them skills to earn a basic living.

Lynette Alexander, Director of AT Vogue Communications, describes several successful projects undertaken at the church, saying: “We  have taught the women to make vetkoek – something easy to sell during the Soccer World Cup.

“With the help of Debbie Prim from AngloGold, we  also taught them bead-making- both basic and advanced courses.  They were given a kit that included a range of beads and all the tools. We also taught them how to cook economically and nutritionally for their families.”

AT Vogue hopes to instill family values at Troyeville Baptist Church, and since starting the project the team has seen an evident rise in the self-esteem and general well-being of the women. Lynette says: “Two of the women have taken the bead work seriously and are selling their goods.”

AT Vogue Communications continues to grow and inspire the women with lessons on ‘basic business skills’ and ‘how to make profit’ coming up.

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