Provide a 3 months voc. course to orphan girls

by Catalysts for Social Action
Dec 5, 2012

Kaushalya: journey to self-sufficiency

Tailoring class for Girls.
Tailoring class for Girls.

The situation before your intervention: Kaushalya was 14 when she came to the Observation Home for Girls at Nana Peth, Pune.  Originally from Orissa, she had immense difficulties in adjusting with the inmates and staff of the home. It was difficult for her to make friends because she could neither speak nor even understand Marathi or Hindi. Also, she was an introvert and found it difficult to mingle.  

What you did to help this person: CSA representatives amongst others got Kaushalya to interact with them urging her to open up. They found that she was bright and quick at picking up skills. She soon learned to speak the local language, made friends and showed skills in Drawing, Decoration and Sewing. Kaushalya now, attends school. She makes artifacts out of old clothes and attends CSA sponsored tailoring classes.


The situation after/ Achievement after your intervention: Kaushalya feels more addressed than she ever was in her life. Her friends who now, seek her company accept her. There is a tremendous change in her personality and she looks poised to be able to look after herself when at 18, she will need to establish her own identity.




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Catalysts for Social Action

Location: Thane, Mumbai, India - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Bharati Dasgupta
Pune 411037, Maharashtra India India

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