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Orphan Girls Empowerment through Vocational Skills

by Advocacy, Research, Training and Services (ARTS) Foundation Vetted since 2015 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
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

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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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. 

 

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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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