Our mission is to give young people the skills to earn their living as artisans, to increase the incomes of practicing artisans, and to preserve traditional arts in Niger. We do this by providing training, equipment, and access to markets. ONG DIMA is a nonprofit licensed by the government of Niger.
ONG DIMA is a nonprofit operating in Niamey, Niger.
Our mission is to give young people the skills to earn their living as artisans, to increase the incomes of practicing artisans, and to preserve traditional arts in Niger. We do this by providing training, equipment, and access to markets.
We are currently training 72 young people in the trades of weaving, tailoring, and leather work. We do not charge students any fees. In addition to instruction, we provide all equipment, supplies and transportation to the school. Our school is located in Niamey, Niger.
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Soumana Saley, President and Founder, ONG DIMA:
At the time we wrote our last quarterly report, DIMA was in the middle of a two-week workshop being held for 6 weavers by Genevieve Hill-Thomas. Three of the weavers were from the village of Kirubbe Keyna and during the workshop, we learned that they were masters of the craft. Their village had a history …
As usual, this past quarter has been a busy one for DIMA. The new academic year started at the beginning of October. We welcomed back 60 tailoring and leather working students to begin their second year of training. And our weaving students began their final quarter of the second year they have been working with …
The 2021-2022 school year was a busy one for DIMA. The leather working students made 75 wallets and 52 clutches. The sewing group made 78 children’s outfits and 10 adults’ outfits. The weaving students made 100 scarves and a wrap. Some of the scarves were used in making the clutches and wallets. Students are tested …