There was no question over who we wanted to celebrate as employee of the month for October – Radha has been doing amazing work recently!
Joining the jacobs well team in 2001, Radha had completed the Oasis ‘Learning and Livelihoods’ vocational training programme and started at the unit as a trainee on the sewing machines. She was stitching for many years until the abrupt departure of our cutting master in 2010 at which point Lydia trained Radha to take over his work. The cutting table is now fully Radha’s domain and she excels at measuring and cutting fabric for the team to stitch, as well as designing and grading patterns.
Radha is very well respected in the unit and takes over many leadership roles if Lydia is away. She also has a great deal of responsibility at home, looking after her elderly parents as well as the daughters of her brother and his wife who have both passed away.
With a keen eye for both designing and replicating products, Radha has recently been responsible for a collection of purses, wash bags and young girls’ dresses. First working on the sample herself, and then taking charge of training the rest of the team in the right construction technique, several members of staff have commented on how well she conducts training and how much they enjoy learning from her. Radha is extremely valuable to jacobs well and we’re looking forward to her developing even further in her role and her leadership abilities.