02 New Sewing centers establishment in Slum areas of Hyderabad
AHD women staff team visited different slum areas near Hyderabad during the months of July to August 2013 and finalized 02 areas most poverty stickmen and needs urgent support for their women and young girls to learn the sewing and skill techniques to help their family to generate income at their household level
1. 1. Awami Sewing Center, Tando Hyder, near Hyderabad, serving 23 young adult girls
2. 2. Grace Town Sewing Center, near Hyderabad, serving 19 young adult girls
The main activities in women sewing and skill center are:
· a. Trainings for staff capacity building.
· b. Cutting, sewing and sizing.
· c. Making decoration pieces.
· d. Stitching clothes.
· e. Knitting, sewing, embroidery.
Initial visits conducted, mobilization meetings and workshop organized & women CBO organized in the both areas to start the sewing center for the young adult women and girls, in this regard total 42 young women / girls targeted through this Global Giving project for the promotion of swing skills for the income generation at their household level.
The new started sewing centers project will need support from all of you to arrange sewing machines and cloths, teacher fees and center rent etc. hope to hear from all of you for this project.
Sajida Channa (Miss.)
Women Program Manager
Association for Humanitarian Development
Case Study of Teacher of Sewing center
when I (Mrs. Haniffan) was in school and specially when finished/passed out my matriculation exams I was decided to go more for further Higher Education and will achieve a respected degree of masters, my ambition was to be a teacher, I was from poor family my father was not in position to support my schooling more, and due to some other concerns I was unable to continue my education, but my ambition was to educate the girls that can’t get education on their own resources or they have not access to schools or resources for better learning. When I was get married in this most backward area kali Mori so that was my second less-luck as well as a new opportunity of educating the girls on any way they need education of sewing and handicraft, here the education scenario was near zero specially in females. My spirit was still alive inside me to educate the children they have no/less resources access to education, but the concern was to establish a platform where I can get start, when Association for Humanitarian Development was conducting an assessment survey in our area of Kali Mori for Sewing Center and their female workers were filling out some forms, and getting information from our backward area’s women group including me then I feels and expressed my vision for Educate the female villager about the sewing, handicraft and Health Hygiene Conditions where I can serve as teacher for the betterment and future of the young girls and female from my area kali Mori as well as surroundings.
In order to cope up with this imbalance Social difference, AHD has started to establish Women Vocational
Centers by providing teachers and equipment at Kali Mori . This centers is providing skills of tailoring and embroidery to generate their own sources of income for betterment of their living standard. All the activity in this center is monitored frequently by the AHD Supervisor and Program Manager for smooth running of the centers. Due to concerted efforts of AHD more than One Hundred female has been trained from this Vocational Centre in different skills in the year 2012-2013. Now these females are working in their homes for various garments outlets and retail shops and giving financial support to their families.
Thanks to Association for Humanitarian Development, they establish the sewing center in which more than 100 female and young girls are learn sewing cutting and making of handicraft and they sell to market and earn good amount for their home. Through this women are gaining self-reliance and self-confidence. With increasing self reliance of women who are becoming more confident and independent; they have successfully improved the quality of life and helped them to upgrade their skills. An indication of social change is the increasing number of income generating activities being controlled by women.
AHD program is to enable women in poverty, sorrow, sadness and disappointment. It forces women in disenabling factor. Through understanding empowerment of women, many development for intervention to empower women in all situations.
Pakistani women hold on to their customs, traditions and religion tenaciously. The views of empowerment is leading to the themes were expressed as true for their lives.
AHD program that women contribute in most activities or making decision, and this can be seen as a major obstacle towards development.
AHD has taken many measures to enhance the economic sphere.
AHD Sewing Center is the main purpose or centers to empower women.
There are three AHD sewing centers are running in HYD.
1) AHD sewing center is in ISLAMIA COLONY HYD, there are 19, girls who work in sewing center.
2) AHD sewing center is in LAITIFABAD UNIT NO 5, there are 15, girls in sewing center.
3) AHD sewing center is in LATIFABAD UNIT NO 4, there are 14 girls, who work in sewing center.
Women uses their skills and supports their families easily. The young girls here are gaining an excellent reputation for high quality garments and appreciate the training they are receiving from qualified dress makers.
Stuff : loan, khaddar, cambric, chiffon, silk, cotton, latte, jeans, crab, chicken, taravera, jorjat, crinkle, velvet, washenware, stonewash, marble, polyester, spring summer lawn, cotton knit fabric, silk shantung, spung silk.
Sample of stuff :
In two months we did many works in our sewing center. We trained girls for cutting, sewing, embroidery, Karaj, hamming, sewing full dress.
We trained them how to make bed sheets and covers. We trained them how to make scheme and charts for their work.
We trained girls for making efficient stoves. We trained girls how to make their water safe and clean with NADI FILLTER. We gave them education too. We trained them how they clean their home and street. We give them health and hygiene, how they protect themselves from harm and dieses. We arrange them in a CBO formation. We visit their homes to make them attentive and alert how they work hard for the development of their homes and community. We joined them and celebrate Malaria’s Day.
In the other hand we give them place to sit with each other and solve their problems. We relax them from their worries and problems in these ways. We share each other ideas in group to development and
Sewing Machine Gifted to Vulnerable Girls
The society to which we belong is living in 21st century but still their thoughts are very old, to change the narrow thoughts AHD took step to empower the women & girls through different program in which AHD sewing centre is on the top of the list in this program AHD started two sewing centre at a same time at unit No 5 & unit No4 Latifabad Hyderabad.
In this sewing centre girls from poor families were selected, interested in sewing course but did not have any source to accomplish or fulfill their dream by taking this step. The dream of girls comes true when AHD female staff asked them to join AHD sewing center at their door step & they were very happy & thankful to AHD. In 5 months short time period sewing course girls learned about stitching, cutting & maintenance of sewing machine after their completion at the time of certificate distribution AHD gifted 8 sewing machine to the most vulnerable girls which belongs to the most vulnerable girls belong to the poor families from which one girls was Orphan & other girls were also facing very difficulties but after their completion of six months sewing course now they are able to stitches clothes & having their own sewing machines they thanked to AHD , now the girls said “WE ARE ABLE TO STITCHES ALL THE CREDIT GOES TO AHD & WE PRAY THAT GOD GIVES MORE BLESSING TO AHD ,THEY CAN WORK FOR ALL HUMANS”
The thoughts get broader, now the girls can support their family like boys do only the need was to build up confidence & skill in them.
for more please feel free to atlk to Miss. Tahira Rajput, women sewing center superviser at +92-22-3860880 or can email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com ..... GOD bless you all
Dewing Center of AHD Association for Humanitarian Development is one of the key source to trained local women and support local poor families to earn income for their family at local level, since the center started some 25 women and adult young girls married or near to marry now happy and learned sewing and cutting skills, the performance can be seen the quarterly report. We at AHD staff busy to support local and poor communities having more skills to support their family towards healthy life, in this regard your support will help us to support local and poor young girls towards sewing and income generation . we want you support to spread our work more and on large scale for please feel free to contact us at Ph: +92-22-3860880 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com our website is www.ahdpak.org
Or can contact direct to Miss Gulnaz Munawar at +92-334-2616305 or can call to Mr. A. Khurshid Bhatti, President//CEO at +92-333-2661682, we need cooperation from all of you .....
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