Sewing & Skill Training for Young Girls, Pakistan

 
$2,100
$12,900
Raised
Remaining
Sep 11, 2012

Developing Talent to Bring Income and Hope

women trained in cutting and sewing within 3 month
women trained in cutting and sewing within 3 month

Organization:Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD)

Sewing centre at Latifabad No: 4 and 5

Quarterly Report from June 1st to August 30th 2012

Project Leader:  Farzana Rajput

Women Program Supervisor, AHD Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan.

 Teachers:

 Mrs.Ishrat Parvaiz              Latifabad No: 4

 Mrs.Kausar Victor             Latifabad No: 5

Developing talents to bring income and hope in women

One of the most valuable strategies in fighting extreme poverty is teaching people skills so they can learn to provide for themselves

The Women and young girls of the area are illiterate, poor and vulnerable doing house hold work in nearby house .where they get low salaries and are also  face difficult situations and are not provided with the proper care  and are always at the risk of physical and sexual abuse. Young girls may not be able to go to school due to poverty.

Lack of empowerment for women in a male dominated society and living in poverty stricken conditions are well documented areas of concern in most regions of Pakistan.  Association fir Humanitarian Development (AHD)   believes that knowledge and skills that can be practically used are key steps towards improvement and empowerment of women in their local community where such conditions exist.  

In all of our work, we target the poorest and most vulnerable people. We place a special emphasis on women in our vocational training programs, which are treated unequally and also are expected to support their families.

AHD has established two sewing centre in Latifabad No: 4 enrolled 17 girls and in Latifabad No: 5 enrolled 20 girls. In each centre we have one qualified sewing teacher. The sewing centre was started in May 2012. The course will be for six month

Our Sewing Centre programs are carefully matched with the needs of the community where we work to ensure women and girls are able to use their skills and get a job after completion. Through this project women and young girls from poor families will be trained & skilled in order to secure their future.

Sewing Centre offers classes in sewing and tailoring and embroidery so women can make clothing, earning an income and providing second help-line in generating income for their families.

After training, 37, girls after completing the course will be given sewing machines and will be able to earn income. The poor communities will be able to save their income and earn at their household level.

Achievement:

  • In both the centre regular classes are taken after each month the supervisor take test in both the centre.
  • Supervisor regularly visit centre and monitor the work
  • Girls at sewing centre are able to stitch clothes and improving in embroidery work.

Future objectives:

  • Arrange Beautician course
  • Basic education for illiterate girls.
  • Help drop-out  girls to complete education,
  • Organize courses on Flower making & hand made Jewelry 
  •  Making show piece.
  • Candle making

 Requirements:

  • 10 Sewing machines for each centre
  • Material for making jewelries
  • Material for candle making

 Visitors:

  • President / CEO paid visit with senior management.
  • Miss Tahira Admin Officer and Miss Sareena Account Officer.
Girls students showing their seived work
Girls students showing their seived work
Women learning the sewing in sewing center
Women learning the sewing in sewing center
Children cloths seiwed by new students in sewing
Children cloths seiwed by new students in sewing
Young girls learned sewing at AHD sewing center
Young girls learned sewing at AHD sewing center
Jun 27, 2012

Women started learning cut work and cutting

New cutwork design prepared by sewing center women
New cutwork design prepared by sewing center women

Dear all donors,

Thank you all for the support to this project, we happy that some 03 sewing centers running and women learned new sewing skills and now we trying to give them material for girls dresses sewing for the income generation purposes. AHD planed to provide cloths to women and than sewing school dresses will provide school dresses to young girls. Through this action women will earn amount for their family and school dresses will be ready to support poor families to send their girls to school.

we hope your further collaboration and support for this project, to enable AHD to support young families, we will share more info next week and we completing 1 month time period in centers

for more please feel free to contact us +92 22 3860880, www.ahdpak.org email: ahdpak@gmail.com

with thanks

Star a symbol of happiness for women
Star a symbol of happiness for women
Star a symbol of happiness for women
Star a symbol of happiness for women
A local cusion (reli making)
A local cusion (reli making)
Apr 19, 2012

50 sewing machines needed for young women Pakistan

women needs sewinf machines
women needs sewinf machines

Sewing machines for Sindhi teenage girls in Pakistan

Funding Target

£2550

April 2012

The Big Idea

Our tailoring project will enable 50 Sindhi teenage girls to learn to sew. They will complete a 6-month apprenticeship and learn to make clothes to sell within their village and at market for a small, but vitally important income. Sindhi girls need to supplement income from working in the fields.

Need

Sindhi girls are victimized and discriminated against in many ways. They suffer violence and indignity; their work in rural pakistan is limited to daily 'household' work - manual work in rice and cotton fields involving back-breaking, long hours under the hot sun - for very little pay. They desperately need an opportunity to earn money independently and our tailoring project would solve this problem by teaching skills that can be used to generate further income.

Solution

We want to provide 50 sindhi woman with sewing machines and a teacher. Once the women have learnt to sew, any income derived from making clothes will help to buy food for their family. At the same time it will give them self-respect as well as the opportunity to save money for the months during the year when there is no work available in the fields - typically 4 months per year. Sewing machines can be shared between 2 giving more sindhi women the opportunity to learn this skill.

Impact

Our project will give oppressed sindhi women greater financial independence. Also it will give them increased self-respect, as well as respect from others in their village, especially the men. In time, these women will pass on their sewing skills to their daughters and friends thus extending the benefits of this project to more sindhi families in need. Sindhi women work extremely well together as a group - they will support one another in future by sharing their machines.

Risk

There is a risk of not being able to secure the funding for all of the sewing machines.

Reporting

Donors will be sent regular reports about the tailoring project via email, containing photographs and accounts from the sindhi women and girls who have benefitted from being taught how to sew. Project updates will also be posted regularly on our website www. ahdpak.org

women training in village
women training in village
Jan 31, 2012

25 Sewing Machine Distribution Progress Report

Sewing machines distribution at thier door step
Sewing machines distribution at thier door step

Sewing Machine Distribution Ceremony Report

Venue: Slum areas of Sikandrabad & Karachi
Chief Guest: Khurshid Bhatti , CEO AHD

Project Introduction:

The Project “Women skill development Training center” started    Dec, 2011   collaboration with (Global Giving). The objective of this project was to support the women in the creation of economical and social boost by education and learning of skills.

The main activities in women skill development training center were:
v Trainings for staff capacity building. v Cutting, sewing and sizing.
v Making decoration pieces. v Stitching clothes.
v Literacy classes for illiterate women.
v Knitting, sewing, embroidery, fruit & food preservation, health & nutrition.

Project Area introduction.

Project area Consist of sikandrabad and karachi. People of the area are deprived from basic facilities like Shelter, safe drinking water, food, and medical treatment. Similarly women face worst situation and many problems especially financial problems. Due to male dominated society, women have no power or control over resources. Due to this project women will be able to earn for themselves in a better way after getting skill trainings.

AHD arranged a ceremony to distribute sewing machines amongst the deserving women.

Program schedule:

The schedule was as under:
ü Tilavat ü Naat ü Well Come Address  ü Address of Khurshid Bhatti
ü Address of  ü Distribution of sewing machines ü Visit of Display center.

Proceeding of Ceremony:

The ceremony started with opening pray asked by Ms. Shazia Saleem,

Miss Sarina (Women Project Coordinator ) welcomed all honorable guests on behalf of AHD. She explained and gave detail of activities included in the project. She told that our objective was to support 120 women of this locality for economical and social boost by education and learning skills. She then invited Khurshid Bhatti, CEO AHD for sharing his views.

Address of  Khurshid Bhatti

Mr. Khurshid BHatti appreciated the efforts of (partner/donor)for the people of Sikandrabad and karachi. He said that through AHD they are giving  an opportunity to women of this locality of learning skills. This is very beneficial for a woman as well as this is a way towards development. He also added 

Training of knitting, sewing, stitching and food Preserving to women, which is very helpful for these women themselves. At the end of his speech he thanked and appreciated (Donor name) for their valuable efforts to establish this center..

Bishop Irshad Khokher, thanked AHD for launching such types of projects for support of poor women. He requested to AHD that such types of activities should be continued and to be extended to some other backward areas of Tehsil Balakot. He said that AHD worked a lot and we should fully cooperate with AHD.

women happy to receive machines
women happy to receive machines
Women thanked for machines giving
Women thanked for machines giving
Machine given to poor women
Machine given to poor women
Oct 31, 2011

wiating some more funds for project start

Dear Donors

Thanks for the donation to this project, as we are reporting late, this is due to waiting more funds to start project activity in Sikandarbad area, women group waiting, as we will receive 1,500 US $ in this project, we will distribute sewing machines and then we will start the project in poor women group of Sikandarbad Kotri, district Hyderabad

Hope you all support this project to start soon sewing machines distribution and center for women

Waiting with thanks

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Project Leader

Khurshid Bhatti

President / CEO
Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan

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