The new Makalanga Women's Resource Centre in Lugushwa on March 28, 2012 celebrated its first graduating class in sewing skills. In addition to diplomas, the graduates each received a new sewing machine and fabric. The 15 graduates presented the official guests from the Lugushwa leadership, Banro and the Banro Foundation with gifts of new shirts. The Banro Foundation built the centre and is providing financing for the first year of operations. The Centre also provides literacy training and plans to add new skills courses in the future.