One of my most cherished gifts was able to open up my Brooklyn Creative Studio location is Lagos Nigeria In West Africa. I love the opportunity to be able to give back to women and men that want to learn to be self sustainable in the arts of hand crafts. We live in a world that nothing is guaranteed, but the one thing that we each can depend on is the skills of our own hands.
I opened up BCS in Lagos several years ago to be able to teach women and men to make things from the training we give them using their own individual hands. Some of the classes these students Shoe making, sewing, handbag making, beading and much more.
The self gratification I get for being able to see them graduate with a certificate and start their own fashion line or even their own sewing business is an amazing gift. There is nothing better than the opportunity and chance to see them succeed and prosper with their own hand skills.