This is ‘sew’ good; Goulais students make dresses for African girls (4 photos)

It’s a heartwarming and charitable way to end off the current school year at Goulais River’s Mountain View Public School.

A group of 10 Mountain View Public School female students, from nine to 13 years old, under the guidance and inspiration of Mountain View teachers Melissa Rains-Vanderburg (Grade 6 and 7 teacher) and Nikki Burke (Grade 4 and 5 teacher), are sitting at sewing machines and making dresses for girls in need in Africa.

The group spends their recess time in the classroom sewing, having begun their work at the start of June.

“They didn’t just ‘give up’ recess, but they’re also super enthusiastic about being here. Everybody wanted to make their own dress and they learned how to sew and learn a skill in the process,” Melissa told SooToday.

The girls are…

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