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Orphan Girls Empowerment through Vocational Skills

by Advocacy, Research, Training and Services (ARTS) Foundation
Orphan Girls Empowerment through Vocational Skills
Orphan Girls Empowerment through Vocational Skills
Orphan Girls Empowerment through Vocational Skills
Orphan Girls Empowerment through Vocational Skills
Orphan Girls Empowerment through Vocational Skills
Orphan Girls Empowerment through Vocational Skills
Orphan Girls Empowerment through Vocational Skills
Orphan Girls Empowerment through Vocational Skills
Orphan Girls Empowerment through Vocational Skills
Orphan Girls Empowerment through Vocational Skills

I am Husna with matriculation and belongs to a slim area of Hashim Nagar, Mirpurkhas. I have two sisters and one brother; all are kids and studying now a days in government primary school. No doubt, poverty is the reason as my sisters and brother were out of school because single mother is unable to feed a five members family as well as enroll them in school as my father left us six year ago.

Before getting training of Dress Designing, I used to work in homes to support my mother in washing clothes and dishes as well as preparing food and serving the food. It was really an embarrassing job for me to work in others homes as a servant.  But after joining the training course of ARTS Foundation through the Global Giving, the technical skills of sewing clothes, this helped me to increase my income. With the help of ARTS Foundation, I had participated in exhibitions and earned 9700 rupees after selling my products. This was my first success. From that money I purchased one used (second hand) latest model machine for embroidery work too, as it saves my time and also gives good quality embroidery according to the market demand. I appointed one girl as helper, she helps me in my work, after bringing quality in my work people started trusting me, and they started giving me orders for the big marriage ceremonies and festivals.

In future I want to establish vocational center at my home level so that I can provided training and employment for poor girls who live in my slim area. I want to see my name among international dress designer and I hope the Global Giving and ARTS Foundation through the donors like you will keep its supporting role in full filling my ambition

I will say for me that I am no more dependent on any one with thanks to ARTS Foundation, GlobalGiving and the Philanthropists like You.

Kashmala Hassan is a matriculate and belongs to a slim area of Malik Riaz Colony, Mirpurkhas. She has three sisters and three brothers, out of seven just two kids are studying. Indeed, poverty is the reason of rest of 5 kids are out of school because single mother is unable to feed an eight members family as well as enroll them in school. Father of Kashmala Hassan passed away some 7 years ago.

Before getting training of Dress Designing, I used to work in homes to support my mother in washing clothes and dishes as well as preparing food and serving the food. It was really an embarrassing job for me to work in others homes as a servant.  But after joining the training course of ARTS Foundation through the GlobalGiving, the technical skills of sewing clothes, this helped me to increase my income. With the help of ARTS Foundation I participated in exhibitions and earned 7500 rupees after selling my products. This was my first success. From that money I purchased one used (second hand) latest model machine for embroidery work too, as it saves my time and also gives good quality embroidery according to the market demand. I appointed one girl as helper, she helps me in my work, after bringing quality in my work people started trusting me, and they started giving me orders for the big marriage ceremonies and festivals.

In future I want to establish vocational center at my home level so that I can provided training and employment for poor girls who live in my slim area. I want to see my name among international dress designer and I hope the GlobalGiving and ARTS Foundation through the donors like you will keep its supporting role in full filling my ambitions.

Dear Project Supporters,

Orphan Girls Empowerment through Vocational Skills Project by Advocacy, Research, Training and Services (ARTS) Foundation - Pakistan

It is immense pleasure for me to share with you the project’s seventh progress report via GlobalGiving to update with regard to achievements made through your generous support to empower orphan girls of Mirpurkhas in Sindh province of Pakistan.

Up to date, the project has identified, enrolled and trained 97 orphan girls of age 18-23 years from most deprived families and equipped them with dress making skills to earn decent. It great pleasure to update you that on successful completion of vocational training they are earning Rs.2500 to Rs.4700 per month.

Urooj Ali, one of the project trainees shared her feelings about learning and earning, "I am very great full to ARTS Foundation, the Philanthropists and the GlobalGiving for such great arrangements and support, who have thought over our vulnerability and the potential we do possess, the orphan girls are like rest of girls. The orphan girls could be very productive and independent as rest of girls through education and skills. I did prove a fast learner and I have learned to make complete girls and women dresses in the period of four months only. I am earning more than Rs.3500 to Rs.4000 per month and with the consent of my brother, my small sister is admitted in a Government Girls Primary School”.

Another trainee Shanti Bai shared that, “I had never thought that I will be the skillful and earning member of my family to support my little 1 sister and 2 brothers but I no words to express my feelings and impact of this training on me and my brothers and sisters. The dress making vocational training has changed my entire life and my thinking also. I am so happy, confident and no more dependent now. This project has given me re-birthed through counseling, emotional support, and vocational training skills.

The project is aimed to train 150 orphan girls in its life through $10557.  Till to date, the project has raised $6073 out of $10557. Therefore, we would like to request you to support our project to achieve 100% targets as soon as possible to achieve full set of objetives.

Thank you very much for your interest and support for our project. Please feel free to contact me with any query, comment or idea at artsfoundation.org.pk.

Kind regards,
Huma Aslam

Chairperson and Project Lead

Advocacy, Research, Training and Services (ARTS) Foundation

Skills for Earnings - Asma Karim is a Tailor Nows
Skills for Earnings - Asma Karim is a Tailor Nows

Story of Asma Karim

My Learning Become My Family Best Earning

 

I am Asma of 18 years just eighth class level, I wanted to become a school teacher but my dream could not become true due to sudden my father death when just I entered in eighth class and it ended on eighth too. I am living in a remote and poor village some 7 kilometers away from city center. We are total 6 members in family headed by elder brother and he used to earn Rs.8000 per month hardly through unskilled laborer to feed the family and rest of all day to day petty expenses. Due to three small brothers my mother was unable to do any other economic activity to earn and support as she has to look after household chores and small brothers. We used to live in very miserable conditions. But I was always in search to learn any skill which permanently become better source of our income but it be socially and culturally do able as well, as in rural areas people do not like or allow girls specially orphan girls to have such job or business in which girls have direct interaction with male and boys. And luckily one day, Advocacy, Research, Training and Services (ARTS) Foundation team came to our village in the search of orphan girls to induct them for vocational skills (dress making / tailoring) training. Indeed, it was the luckiest and happiest day of my life when I heard that I can get admission free of cost for four moths dress making training. I managed to visit the center on very next day and submitted my application for admission. I maintained 98% attendance, secured second position in test and learned full dress-making within four months course. After completion of my successful training I set up my dress-making work by sparing one room of my house as a tailoring house. I am very happy to share that I am earning not less than Rs.10000 per month. It makes me and my family to live a fair life and my two small brothers are in school now. Finally, I will say that vocational skill learning boosted me as the best earner of my family – thank you ARTS Foundation and thank you the donors through GlobalGiving.

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Orphan girl getting stitching vocational training
Orphan girl getting stitching vocational training

May 10, 2018

Dear Project Supporters,

This is immense pleasure for ARTS Foundation Pakistan to share with you the project’s report to keep updated to you with achievements made through your generous support to empower most vulnerable segments i.e. orphan girls living in hard conditions and for flung areas in Sindh province of Pakistan.

ARTS Foundation aim is to enhance the employment prospects of orphanage girls providing them with vocational training and skills to meet their end. So far, ARTS Foundation have identified 100+ orphan girls who wants to get vocational stitching training so that they can learn and earn as well. Your support so far has helped us trained orphan girls to get vocational training of stitching and upon the completion of the campaign, all orphan girls will get sufficient training and business marketing opportunities to earn well and live a quality life of their own. 

ARTS Foundation has been conducting skill development vocational trainings to the destitute orphan girls in the surrounding of Mirpurkhas District of Sindh Province, Pakistan since 2015. ARTS Foundation keep identifying orphan girls age group between 16 to 30 years for 4 months stitching and dress making vocational training.

Challenge

Many rural villages of Mirpurkhas, Pakistan are lacking of Government high schools nearby. Their higher education is depending on private schools, where school fee, uniform cost and other material cost is very high. Many remote rural families are very poor. The parent’s illiteracy and jobless conditions makes their family condition worse. In some instance, they are unable to buy even a pencil for their children. As such, many parents are stopping their children's higher education and makes their children life miserable.

Solution

This project will provide free of cost vocational stitching training to the under privileged orphan girls. The girl's future will be bright and well secured.

Long-Term Impact

The project will provide an excellent education and opportunities to the orphan girls in need and ensure her holistic growth and development. The orphan girls will be protected from child marriages, trafficking etc. This project creates a chance for the girls to create their own destiny.

By contributing to orphan girl’s empowerment you stand to become a game changer in the lives of these young girls. You may even save a young girl's life, so please donate today to help more orphan girls stand on their own feet.

Best regards

ARTS Foundation  

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Advocacy, Research, Training and Services (ARTS) Foundation

Location: Mirpurkhas, Sindh - Pakistan
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Mirpurkhas, Sindh Pakistan
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