Made By Survivors and Women's Interlink Foundation broke ground last week for the permanent builidng to house 125 survivors and have a jewelry workshop for employment. The shelter and workshop are currently operating out of a rented facility.
Survivors are living there and being trained as jewelry designers. Two ladies, who were among our first girls to be trained in the Made By Survivors' Jewelry Program in Calcutta, have been traveling to Jalpaiguri to teach the girls living in the shelter the basic steps in silversmithing.
The jewelry program provides training, employment, and opporunities for advancement. Many of the girls employed by Made By Survivors Jewelry Centers are able to live independent of the shelter because of their income. In Jalpaiguri over the next 3 girls will have safe shelter, security, an employment - allowing them to become Free Forever from others demands, abuses, and exploitation.
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