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.
Chairperson and Project Lead
Advocacy, Research, Training and Services (ARTS) Foundation