SEWING SCHOOL.

                               SEWING SCHOOL

                Skill Development for women & Girls empowerment

Summary

This Project is for the benefit of the poor and needy women & girls, (widows, abused Women, unemployed Girls and House mothers) who living below the poverty line in backward/remote villages and slums in India.

The project aims to equip the women with a skill that will help them to improve their living standards and generate income for their families. Unemployment is a serious issue that leads to many other social problems. The rate of un-employment flies each year, causing in a dangerously

Challenge

Women Empowerment Skills aim to achieve, create and contribute to improved employment / self-employment opportunities for young girls and women between the age of 18 to 24 years in the remote villages and slums in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Solution

The teenage Girls between 18 to 30 years from disadvantaged communities face barriers in joining the formal economy — lack of quality education, skills, social confidence, communication, language and cultural problems and also parental pressure to marry early and keep house, to community pressure to only take ‘respectable jobs’ and limitations on being allowed to travel ‘too far’ from the family.

Long-Term Impact

Learning skills and talents in tailoring to make new model dresses to sell them from house to house and shop to shop to earn sufficient Income to meet pressing needs of their family and educate their children and mainly not depending on others in the community and donors for years. And also, some of the Income will use for social cause at their villages to make a difference.

My name is Suseela. I am 30 years old. I have two children. I am living in a village called Agadala. My husband is working in agriculture, as daily wages to support my family. We are lowest Cast in India called harijana in Dalit community means untouchables. We are Christians but not real Christians, why because we did not change by the word of God.

A few months ago in the last year, we heard about Mercy and Grace Skill development program. We contacted and requested Madhava and Nirmala to visit our village to help the women and they visited our village and discussed the request of the Village Women and prayed for God’s will.

After a week, Mercy & Grace has started a sewing school to all of our women to learn how to make new dresses to earn income. I organized a group 40 women and joined to learn the skills and talents to make new dresses. We have completed the training course for 6 months and ready to make new dresses and repair old dresses. We paid the monthly payment for Sewing Teacher and building rent for six months.

We don’t have resources to buy sewing machines of our own to make new dresses in different styles/models to sell them to earn income to meet basic needs of our families and educate our children. We are looking for your donations for Sewing Machines from MERCY AND GRACE CHARITY to start the work to make new dresses to sell the products from house to house or to start small business cooperatively.