Orphan Girls Empowerment through Vocational Skills

by Advocacy, Research, Training and Services (ARTS) Foundation Vetted since 2015 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
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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A girl using a sewing machine to stitch a dress
A girl using a sewing machine to stitch a dress

February 09, 2018

Dear Project Supporters,

In our project locations many of the poor orphan girls are idle without doing any work and some of them are working as maids in bungalows migrating to some other places in the cities by leaving their children and elder parents at home. Even though they have desire to learn stitching and dress making but due to lack of resources they are idle at homes and depending on some other persons in the families.

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 30years for 4 months Stitching and dress making vocational training.

ARTS Foundation team identified Miss Bakhtawar during a community meeting held at Muhajir colony area of district Mirpurkhas to identify most needy and interested girl to provide tailoring course to learn and earn better. Miss Bakhtawar showed full enthusiasm to get enrolled to learn tailoring to earn well in a decent way and she proved herself by maintaining 96% attendance and learning full dress-making within four months course.

Talking about the training experience she said, she earns Rs.12000/- per month, this income is adding to my family as supplymentary income. With this income the children are are getting timely education support from the family and going to school regularly and the impact is very good with this vocational skills training.

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

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Sharing the Story of Annesa
Sharing the Story of Annesa

Sharing the Story of Annesa

Training Changes the Lives

Orphan Girls in the society usually live in social isolation and face economic challenges. Like the world over the situation in Sindh province is not better and may be the worse than it, because of religious and cultural barriers for Orphan Girls. During frequent meetings with Orphasn in Mirpurkhas city and suburbs, some of them narrated the issues they face at home, which are enough to understand the gravity of situation. Most of them believe that the deaths of their father and mother left them in helpless situation to nurture without having any source of income. Because, mostly the society dominated by religious and cultural taboos, which does not allow Orphan Girls to get employment independently. It happens often in low-income families in the province. Hence, fathers or in some cases mothers are considered only bread earners to feed the families performing different works, ranging from doing jobs or working as daily wagers. In case of their deaths the women bear the loss and usually live in isolation. Aneesa, an Orphan Girl of Muhammad Furqan belongs to Punjab province and shifted to Mirpurkhas city, Sindh province after her father and mothers death, recalls the blissful days she enjoyed during the father and mother life with one brother and two sisters in this city. But it was deplorable situation for her when her father and mother got illness, which caused their one and after second death within some time, leaving the family in helpless situation. Since then the family started facing problems of different nature, mainly they did not generate suitable earning source to live safely. Luckily some neighboring women informed Aneesa that a newly center was looking for Orphan Girls for skill development program. They not only provide teaching, stitching and other work but also offer certificates. It was inspiring for her and she joined the center happily with a larger group of Orphan Girls to learn skills. She accredits the female teacher, who always adopted polite attitude, encouraging them to learn and live a life safely. She took three months to learn entire process of cutting suits and stitching with new designs for market. The dedication put her on the right track to earn little amount through this work. Now she feeds her small brother and sisters and lives without being dependent. "After learning now I have set up my own center at my home, where I work hard to sew dresses of neighboring women clients and also guide girls, who are interested to learn," she said with confidence. 

Kirna from the class room
Kirna from the class room

July 12, 2017


Dear Project Donor of ARTS Foundation,

This is immense pleasure for ARTS Foundation Pakistan to share with you the project’s second another beneficiary success story via GlobalGiving 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.

The pictured girl is Kiran an eighteen years old orphan, a beneficiary of the project, benefitted through GlobalGiving funded project ‘Orphan Girls Empowerment through Vocational Skills Project’. She belongs to a small village near to city Mirpurkhas and lives with her brothers and sisters. Kiran has completed just class 5th as she could not continue her education due to sudden death of her father and later on mother. Actually, she wanted to be a an advocate to fight for rights of girls and women but due to sudden death of her father and later on mother’s she could not make her dream true to be an advocate.

The field team of ARTS Foundation reached to Kiran through a Community Mid Wife (CMW) to identify the neediest and interested girls to provide tailoring training to learn and earn decent. In the first meeting she showed her enthusiasm and will to get enrolled to learn dress making to earn well in a decent way.  Kiran proved by maintaining 95% attendance and learning full kids and girls dress-stitching within one and half months.    

Sharing with regard to the training experience she said, this training not only enabled me to tailor the cloths but I would say, this training has tailored well my life and given me line to a decent life. I am able to talk confidently with my public and behave like a professional ladies tailor by putting fewer efforts in a decent way then my previous work in the fields. I am earning around more than rupees 4500/day which means not less than rupees 10000/month. I am doing this whole earning sitting in home by looking after my brothers and sisters as well and I am feeling so happy and respected.

I am really thankful with core of heart for your support and making possible to happen such a great project in Mirpurkhas. Please feel free to contact me with any query, comment or idea at www.artsfoundation.org.pk

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Asma - project beneficiary
Asma - project beneficiary

February 26, 2017


Dear ARTS Foundation’s Project Supporters,


ARTS Foundation Pakistan feels immense pleasure to share with you the project’s first case/success study via GlobalGiving to update about the achievements made through your generous support to empower most vulnerable segments i.e. orphan girls living in remote areas of Sindh province of Pakistan.

Asma, a beneficiary of the project, pictured here, is an eighteen years old orphan girl who has benefitted through GlobalGiving funded project ‘Orphan Girls Empowerment through Vocational Skills Project’. She lives with her mother and three brothers in a small village near to city Mirpurkhas. Asma could not continue her education due to sudden death of her father; she has completed just class 8th. Indeed, she wanted to be a teacher but due to death of her father as an elder child of the family she could not make her dream true. She started working in homes at city along with her mother to wash clothes, clean utensils and press cloths. Asma along her mother used to spend at least 3 to 4 hours in a day and in return they get rupees 2200/month only.  

ARTS Foundation team reached to Asma during a meeting held with Lady Health Visitors (LHWs) to identify most needy and interested girls to provide tailoring course to learn and earn better. In the first, by chance meeting she showed full enthusiasm to get enrolled to learn tailoring to earn well in a decent way.  And she proved herself by maintaining 96% attendance and learning full dress-making within two months course.    

Talking about the training experience she said, this training not only enabled me to stitch the cloths but I would say, this training has stitched well my life and given me line to a full life. I am able to talk confidently with my clients and behave like a professional entrepreneur by putting fewer efforts in a decent way than my previous work with my mother. I am earning around more than rupees 500/day which means not less than rupees 12000/month. Now, my mother remains at home and supports me in my work as well and this helps me to feel and live happily.

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 www.artsfoundation.org.pk.

Asma - during stitching the dress
Asma - during stitching the dress

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Advocacy, Research, Training and Services (ARTS) Foundation

Location: Mirpurkhas, Sindh - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​www.artsfoundation.org.pk
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ARTS Foundation
Mirpurkhas, Sindh Pakistan
$5,358 raised of $10,557 goal
 
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