Sewing centre at Latifabad No: 4 and 5
Quarterly Report from June 1st to August 30th 2012
Women Program Supervisor, AHD Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan.
Mrs.Ishrat Parvaiz Latifabad No: 4
Mrs.Kausar Victor Latifabad No: 5
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.
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: email@example.com
Sewing machines for Sindhi teenage girls in Pakistan
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is a risk of not being able to secure the funding for all of the sewing machines.
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
Sewing Machine Distribution Ceremony Report
Venue: Slum areas of Sikandrabad & Karachi Chief Guest: Khurshid Bhatti , CEO AHD
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.
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.
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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