The aim of ONG DIMA is to develop neighborhood learning platforms for young people and to promote and develop channels of distribution of artisan products to contribute to the socioeconomic development of its members and artisans in general.
The NGO initiative for the craft trades (Dima) is a non-profit organization that brings together professionals from the craft trades.
A meeting was held last week between DIMA staff and members of the International Committee for Emergency Aid and Development. The group completed the details needed to begin training 26 young refugees from Mali. The young people will start at the DIMA school on June 15. They will be taking a tailoring course.
DIMA is making plans to start a weaving school. This year DIMA plans to construct a large open shed to use as the classroom, acquire 10 traditional looms and to give 10 young people 3 months of training in literacy and 4 months of training in a traditional weaving style known as téra-tera. To raise …
The tailoring students at DIMA are participating in a program sponsored by the government of Niger. The students are busy sewing 100,000 face masks to be distributed in the country. Not only are they helping fight the pandemic, but they are also gaining valuable work experience. ###