The sewing field is not exclusive to women alone, 10 male participants produce various multi-purpose bags

By Aida Aziz

GOPENG: The sewing industry is no longer exclusively dominated by women; it has now expanded to include men as well.

The success of 10 male participants from the Darul Hikmah Orphanage in producing various bags for everyday use, sets a new standard in the field of sewing.

According to State Assembly Member (ADUN) for Teja, Sandrea Ng Shy Ching, efforts and organized programs to ensure the strengthening of skills in this field should be expanded in the state.

“Is sewing only a job for women? Certainly not, because that’s just a gender stereotype.

“10 male participants from the Darul Hikmah Orphanage in Gopeng have successfully produced various bags for daily use.

“This includes water bottle bags, power bank bags, pencil bags, zippered shoe bags, and more after being exposed to the basics of sewing.

“Thanks to the Perak Child Aspiration Center (PASAK) for sponsoring this program in collaboration with the Perak Women’s Economic Development Association by providing course modules and trainers,” she said.

She said after inaugurating the Closing Ceremony and Certificate Presentation for the Technical Vocational and Education Training (TVET) Sewing Bag Making Course at the Darul Hikmah Orphanage in Gopeng today.

Also present were representatives from the Perak Women’s Economic Development Association, Rohana Mohd Salleh, and the Manager of the Darul Hikmah Orphanage in Gopeng, Jamal Din.

Sandrea also expressed hope that the program would continue in the future.

“May programs benefiting local children like this be continued.

“I also encourage participants to create bags with the identity of Gopeng, which can be suitable as souvenirs for tourists,” she added.

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