More than half of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
Sewing With Kumu
My students need sewing machines, a Serger, and spools of thread.
At the end of every school year, I envision each student to have a better understanding of who they are and where they come from. The biggest challenge in getting them there is not having enough resources for each child to explore their own identity.
Our school is made up of students K-8 that live in our area.
The entire coast is a low socioeconomic area. Even though our students come from this type of background, they are some of the most loving and hardest-working students you could ask for. As a school, we have three tenets of learning that we try to incorporate into our students. The tenets are academic, social, and cultural tenets with each tenet having an important part of the student's education here at our school. As their teacher, it is my duty to instill a strong cultural foundation into these students through mele(song), hula(dance), and mo`olelo(stories).
For this project, we are requesting a sewing machine and Serger. Currently, we have to borrow sewing machines from faculty, staff, and parents. We use these sewing machines regularly to make costumes for our exhibitions, clothes for our 8th Grade Graduation, and many other events. This will allow us to buy our own material and make our own costumes, which will make it cheaper than hiring a seamstress or buying costumes outright. We have had sewing machines over the past couple of years but since they were cheaper models, we know they only could last so long. With a better sewing machine and Serger we expect these pieces of equipment to last for years to come.
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