At Vetapalem Regional Training Centre, Entrepreneurship and Skill Development training is being imparted in Fashion Designing skill. Altogether twenty Five Adolescent girls and youth are undergoing this training. The status of the trainees was, some of them discontinued their academic studies in 10th standard. Some of them have studied up to 7th standard. After finishing or discontinuing their academic studies, they are not able to get any sort of employment opportunities because of lack of computer skills or a specific skill in any segment. Eventually, getting livelihood opportunities are being hampered. That is the significant reason of conducting Vocational training in various skills at ASSIST Regional Vocational Training centres which spread across the geographical area of ASSIST. Currently, Fashion Designing skill are being conducted at Vetapalem Regional Training Centre. The core subjects being taught in Fashion Designing skill are as follows:
Classes are taken on long skirt, Petticoat and its measurements, two models of frocks and gowns, blouses, skirts and different models of kurthas. These are explained on the board and later made them to draw in the note books. Girls who are able to write have taken the notes.
- Models were done on the news paper and later on the sample cloth. As such the girls were confident to cut the design on the cloth as they have already cut the design on the news paper.
- They were also made to stitch Dots and frills on the long skirt.
- Bell hands, puff hands and neck models were taught on the frocks
- Different models around the neck of the blouse were taught.
- Drawer paper cutting, cloth cutting and stitching on the sewing machine.
Chain stitching and stem stitching are important while learning embroidery, so preparing note on it and drawings are taught in the class. Stitching of gagra and top gagra is taught. Note is given on Machine embroidery work. The toughest work is machine embroidery and it is taking longer time than other works. While using embroidery machine one has to use not only hands and legs but right knee too in order to make broader lines and thin lines.
- Children were taught all models of hand embroidery and everyone is almost perfect in this work.
- Gagra cutting, hand embroidery Paper cutting, cloth cutting and machine embroidery are taught.
- Flower painting is done while doing embroidery work. Hand embroidery work and flower painting will go simultaneously. Girls are learning it very fast.
Note is given on various rings, needles and different methods in using them. It is also taught to them how to use different kinds of threads and necessary steps to be taken while using them.
- Print is done first and lines are stitched with maggam needles.
- Chain stitch is done with jerry thread
- Lines are drawn and on that flowers are stitched with kundans using maggam needles.
Taught on how to draw lines, outlines and other lines with a “000” brush. Notes are given on flower painting, design, filling and drafting.
- Lines and out lines are drawn with a “000” brush.
- After flower designing, outer line is drawn and filled the flower with glittering.
- Painting is done directly on cloth.
ASSIST has regional training centres across the four Districts of Andhra Pradesh, South India. Since 1985, ASSIST has been imparting Vocational Trainining to youth and adolescents in order to get better livelihood. ASSIST has been imparting Entrepreneurship and Skill Developmenent programmes in various skills like Motor Rewinding and Pump set repairing, Medical lab Technology, Fashion Designing, Masonry, MS Office & Internet, Computer Hardware and Networking, Cosmetology and Beautician, Plumbing, Carpentry etc.
After learning these skills, youth and adolescent girls are able to either to start their self employment or getting wage employment opportunities. Like this, they are getting better livelihood opportunities.
ASSIST is looking forward for the support of project for "Imparting Vocational Training to 200 Adolescents" in the above skills for supporting to yough and adolescent girls.
For this reason, this project has been posted on GlobalGiving website. So far, ASSIST has not been able to raise any donations for imparting Vocational Training Programmes to the Adolescent girls. So, none of the Adolescent girl has got benefitted during this period.
We are submitting this for your kind information.
This project "To Provide Housing for 298 Flood Victims in India" has been successfully implementing in the Avanigadda and Nagayalanka Mandals of Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh, India. Since the villagers of these two mandals are severely affected during the floods, ASSIST staff are motivating to the flood victims and bringing them into normal life. ASSIST has taken the initiative to build new houses for the flood victims and construction of new houses to these flood victims is underway with the support of generous donors through GlobalGiving.
The following information shows the status of the Construction of 298 Houses to the Flood Victims in Avanigadda and Nagayalanka Mandals in India.
We look forward to the continued support from the generous donors in order to complete the rest of the houses.
Thank you for you kind support as your support gives the new hope to the flood victims.
J Ranga RaoProject Leader
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