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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

Orphan girls in Pakistan face challenges and discrimination just for being born daughters without the protection of father or mother. A girl’s education is less likely to be valued, and she’s more likely not to finish school. She may be married off at young age, or sent to work as child labor. Without education, she’ll live in poverty for the rest of her life, and her children will face the same hardships. But education changes her future. She’ll stay safer, make her own decisions, and grow up to lead an empowered life.   

One of the important areas that we work on is providing education, guidance, support and stability to these orphan girls. We have a 2 fold approach in preparing them - Preparatory program & Aftercare support. We start working with them, preparing them since they turn 18. After they complete their high school education, we provide them with career awareness programs & orientation, career counselling. 

We understand the importance of education for girls- and for all children. With your help, we can rescue and educate orphan girls who may not otherwise have the chance to grow up in a safe loving home and get an education to empower their futures. Together, we reach the most vulnerable children, those left behind by society and in need of protection and education. Your gift provides funding for programs that support our orphan girls today with education and counseling while fostering their long-term potential. Through your prayers and financial support, we will continue to protect, care for and educate every girl that comes to our doors.

ARTS Foundation aim is to enhance the employment prospects of institutionalized orphan girls providing them with vocational training and skills that offer employment opportunities. 

Thank you for caring for them and for being a part of our orphan girl’s family. Your support makes a difference.

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I am Fatima daughter of late Ali and 18 years old having education level just matric. In my family, we are 7 members with just one earning person i.e. my mother who use to sale groceries for ladies use in the home, the rest of brothers and sisters are of age 5 to 15 years only. My father passed away some 3 years ago in a road accident as he was a driver by profession. We are living in a slim area of Gulshan Colony, Mirpurkhas.

Before getting training of Tailoring, I used to support my mother in grocery shop in the home as well as rest of chores. It was really hard to run home just through the limited income from grocery home based shop. But after joining the training course of Tailoring at ARTS Foundation under the GlobalGiving, the technical skills of sewing clothes, it helped me to have second source of income to run day to day home expenses along the educational expenses of sisters and brothers studying in nearby schools.

I am feeling very much comfortable and easy as I am a skilled girl to earn in a decent way at home and supporting my mother as well. This whole made possible through the generous support of you people as philanthropist for ARTS Foundation in Mirpurkhas

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, bringing comfort and easiness in my life as well in my family life too.

Thank you very much!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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