Description of the School:
This is a fun interactive way to acquire the skill of sewing. Students are accepted on their level and are equipped with all they need to know about sewing, by dedicated instructors in a family environment.
To teach Sewing and everything that is involved with the skill.
To equip those who have a call or desire to reach other nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
This is a six month course in which students will be taught: Pattern Making, Cutting and Sewing, Fabric Recognition, How to operate a Sewing Machine, Measurement and even how to set up your Sewing Room.
Please note the following important information: *You will be sharing accommodation with learners or missionaries from other Nations. *Part of the curriculum will be to take part in practical work on the base from time to time, which will include your turn to cook, clean or be on week end duty with other YWAMers, as this is the way YWAM bases operate all over the world. *You will also be required to take part in activities such as weekly devotions, intercession and any other base events. *During weekends you would need to do homework and get your files in order.
Cost: FINANCIAL POLICY – YWAM BETHLEHEM
YOUTH WITH A MISSION is an INTERNATIONAL, NONPROFIT, FAITH MINISTRY and is not underwritten by any Group, Church or Denomination. The modules are subsidized from outside sources and largely the students fees meet the costs although reliance is placed on God to provide the equipment and property needed to back such a program. You will be expected to provide your fees as listed below.
Registration fees accompanying the Application forms (students only):
All South African residents and citizens from within shall pay R150.
All applicants applying from abroad shall pay $30 (American dollars) each, and $45 (American dollars) for couples.
Costs of all schools per person for the 6 month training phase:
Food, lodging and tuition for the 6 months of intensive training costs as follows: (Based on the per capita income of the nation in which the student has citizenship)
Category A: First World Nations, e.g. N/America, S/Korea, European Union, Australia, Malaysia and Japan will pay $3000( 3 thousand US Dollars)
Category B : Second World Nations e.g. South Africa, Russia, Nigeria, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Columbia, etc. will pay $2000 (Two thousand US Dollars)
Category C : Third World Nations e.g. India, Malawi, Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana and previously disadvantaged South Africans will pay $1300(One thousand three hundred US Dollars)
Spouse not attending school ($1300 US)
Children under 2 years free
Children between the ages of 2-6 ($300 US)
Children and teenagers between the ages of 7-17 years ($900 US)
Teenagers over 17 years ($1300US)
VERY IMPORTANT: We are 660 km from the nearest airport (there and back), so Airport collection fee will be (200US$) if we need to pick you up. Cheaper bus options are available.
Nanny attending the children ( $1300 US)
Normal plan: 100% on the day of registration
Deferred: 66.66% on the day of registration balance paid 4 weeks later.
Monthly plan: 33.33% on or before the first day of every month.
No late payments are allowed for students attending the Sewing School at YWAM BETHLEHEM. A 10% interest shall be added for each week late. No late paying student shall be retained on the school beyond the third week. Students shall also not receive their diplomas by the end of the school if ALL their money for the school has been paid in FULL.
Method of payment:
The ruling Rand equivalent of the US $ posted on the first day of the school (Standard Bank rate) shall be the amount payable in cash to YWAM Bethlehem accounts Dep.
As our prices are among the lowest, there can be no further reduction on the fees. However, donations may make bursaries available. Whenever available they shall be advertised together with the school and the donor's name (except if the donor elects to be anonymous). This revision of the FINANCIAL POLICY has been made in order to reflect our new vision of Training. Since YWAM is an International, Interdenominational, Multilingual and Multiracial Mission, the fee schedule takes all of the above factors into consideration in order to make University level of Education accessible to applicants meeting the requirements for admission.
We view the higher fees paid by students from more advantaged communities as their contribution to the process of empowering others who are less fortunate. We also find that most of the students find the Spiritual Enrichment they receive during their studies, is far more worth than money can ever pay for. Such generosity is always a welcome return to our founding values. Furthermore, we deeply appreciate the participation of students who feel the way we do about helping the needy.
NB: Should a student not complete a school the International refund policy on page 42 of the University of the Nations catalogue, will be applied to the student's fund.
Please note: all prices are subject to change (BE PREPARED)
This school is developed out of an existing ministry at YWAM Bethlehem, which was developed to train and equip local ladies from the community, who are struggling to find work, with a skill to bring in finances for their families.
The aim of the school is to equip missionaries who would like to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in countries where it is difficult to preach and openly speak about Jesus. Being equipped with the skill of sewing provides an opportunity to teach others the skill and in so doing build relationship which then opens a door to subtly share the Gospel.
This school consists of a 12 week program that is very practical.
Following is an outline of the program:
- Fabric recognition
- Introduction to the sewing machine
- Sewing room organization
Monday – Friday (08H00-17H00)
AM: Pattern making
PM: Cutting and sewing
Same as week 2
Students will be required to take part in activities such as weekly devotions, intercession and any other activities on the base. During week ends, students will be required to do their homework and get their files in order.
This schedule will be followed throughout the school and at the end of 12 weeks; students will be able to design several patterns for blouses, dresses, pants and skirts
Various styles will be given for students to make. They will sew clothes for themselves and some samples to take home for later references.