Skill Trainings for Young Women in Pakistan

by Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD)
Young Girl Earning Income for her family
Young Girl Earning Income for her family

Young Girl Earning Income for her family

Hope for young girls to learn and experience their skills & knowledge for their development

Miss. Shaista is an 18 years old, young girl belonging to the Chandio family, who live in the slum area of Latifabad No. 4, with their seven family members. She is headed by her widow Mother for the last five years, along with her four sisters and one brother.  Miss. Shaista passed class 5 in nearby Govt. Primary school, but left school due to poverty & is now sharing household work with her mum and laboring in nearby houses.  

 

She attended one meeting with AHD staff during August 2013 in same village/area to learn about the sewing and skill trainings center of AHD.                                                                                                   

Miss. Shaista contacted AHD staff and got admission in AHD sewing and skill training center. She attended a five month full course and learnt excellent sewing, cutting, and stitching skills. Her exam/test results gave her the position of sewing student and AGD female staff provided her with a sewing machine.

Currently, she is sewing at the household level & earning for the family and supporting her mother. She very happy and thankful to the AHD + Global Giving team.  

With thanks to all of you,

Miss. Sajida Channa


Opening of the new sewing center Tando Hyderabad
Opening of the new sewing center Tando Hyderabad

02 New Sewing centers establishment in Slum areas of Hyderabad

 AHD women staff team visited different slum areas near Hyderabad during the months of July to August 2013 and finalized 02 areas most poverty stickmen and needs urgent support for their women and young girls to learn the sewing and skill techniques to help their family to generate income at their household level

1.       1. Awami Sewing Center, Tando Hyder, near Hyderabad, serving 23 young adult girls

2.       2. Grace Town Sewing Center, near Hyderabad, serving 19 young adult girls

The main activities in women sewing and skill center are:

·         a. Trainings for staff capacity building.

·         b. Cutting, sewing and sizing.

·         c. Making decoration pieces.

·         d. Stitching clothes.

·         e. Knitting, sewing, embroidery.

Initial visits conducted, mobilization meetings and workshop organized & women CBO organized in the both areas to start the sewing center for the young adult women and girls, in this regard total 42 young women / girls targeted through this Global Giving project for the promotion of swing skills for the income generation at their household level.

 The new started sewing centers project will need support from all of you to arrange sewing machines and cloths, teacher fees and center rent etc. hope to hear from all of you for this project.

With thanks

Sajida Channa (Miss.)

Women Program Manager

Association for Humanitarian Development

ahdpak@gmail.com

Appointment of the Sewing center teacher
Appointment of the Sewing center teacher
Girls started learning at Tando Hyder sewing ce
Girls started learning at Tando Hyder sewing ce
Poor & deserving women got addmission in sewing
Poor & deserving women got addmission in sewing
AHD staff visiting sewing center near Tando Hyd
AHD staff visiting sewing center near Tando Hyd
Mrs. Haniffa a teacher sewing center
Mrs. Haniffa a teacher sewing center

 

Case Study of Teacher of Sewing center

 

when I (Mrs. Haniffan)  was in school and specially when finished/passed out my matriculation exams I was decided to go more for further Higher Education  and will achieve a respected degree of masters, my ambition was to be a teacher, I was from poor family my father was not in position to support my schooling more, and due to some other concerns I was unable to continue my education, but my ambition was to educate the girls that can’t get education on their own resources or they have not access to schools or resources for better learning. When I was get married in this most backward area kali Mori so that was my second less-luck as well as a new opportunity of educating the girls on any way they need education of sewing and handicraft, here the education scenario was near zero specially in females. My spirit was still alive inside me to educate the children they have no/less resources access to education, but the concern was to establish a platform where I can get start, when Association for Humanitarian Development was conducting an assessment survey in our area of Kali Mori for Sewing Center and their female workers were filling out some forms, and getting information from  our backward area’s  women group including me then I feels and expressed my vision for Educate the female villager about the sewing, handicraft and Health Hygiene Conditions where I can serve as teacher  for the betterment and future of the young girls and female from my area kali Mori  as well as surroundings.

In order to cope up with this imbalance Social difference, AHD has started to establish Women Vocational

Centers by providing teachers and equipment at Kali Mori . This centers is providing skills of tailoring and embroidery to generate their own sources of income for betterment of their living standard. All the activity in this center is monitored frequently by the AHD Supervisor and Program Manager for smooth running of the centers. Due to concerted efforts of AHD more than One Hundred female has been trained from this Vocational Centre in different skills in the year 2012-2013. Now these females are working in their homes for various garments outlets and retail shops and giving financial support to their families.

Thanks to Association for Humanitarian Development, they establish the sewing center in which more than 100 female and young girls are learn sewing cutting and making of handicraft and they sell to market and earn good amount for their home.  Through this women are gaining self-reliance and self-confidence. With increasing self reliance of women who are becoming more confident and independent; they have successfully improved the quality of life and helped them to upgrade their skills. An indication of social change is the increasing number of income generating activities being controlled by women.  

Mrs Haniffa Teacher sewing center
Mrs Haniffa Teacher sewing center
New dresses prepared by young women
New dresses prepared by young women

AHD program is to enable women in poverty, sorrow, sadness and disappointment. It forces women in disenabling factor. Through understanding empowerment of women, many development for intervention to empower women in all situations.                                                                                                 

Pakistani women hold on to their customs, traditions and religion tenaciously. The views of empowerment is leading   to the themes were expressed as true for their lives.                                                  

AHD program that women contribute in most activities or making decision, and this can be seen as a major obstacle towards development.                                                                                      

AHD has taken many measures to enhance the economic sphere.                                                                 

AHD Sewing Center is the main purpose or centers to empower women.                                                    

There are three AHD sewing centers are running in HYD.                                                                                   

1) AHD sewing center is in ISLAMIA COLONY HYD, there are 19, girls who work in sewing center.                     

2) AHD sewing center is in LAITIFABAD UNIT NO 5, there are 15, girls in sewing center.                              

3) AHD sewing center is in LATIFABAD UNIT NO 4, there are 14 girls, who work in sewing center.                                       

Women uses their skills and supports their families easily. The young girls here are gaining an excellent reputation for high quality garments and appreciate the training they are receiving from qualified dress makers.

Stuff : loan, khaddar, cambric, chiffon, silk, cotton, latte, jeans, crab, chicken, taravera, jorjat, crinkle, velvet, washenware, stonewash, marble, polyester, spring summer lawn, cotton knit fabric, silk shantung, spung silk.

Sample of stuff :    

In two months we did many works in our sewing center.  We trained girls for cutting, sewing, embroidery, Karaj, hamming, sewing full dress. 

We trained them how to make bed sheets and covers. We trained them how to make scheme and charts for their work.

We trained girls for making efficient stoves.  We trained girls how to make their water safe and clean with NADI FILLTER.  We gave them education too. We trained them how they clean their home and street.  We give them health and hygiene, how they protect themselves from harm and dieses. We arrange them in a CBO formation. We visit their homes to make them attentive and alert how they work hard for the development of their homes and community.  We joined them and celebrate Malaria’s Day.                                                                                                                                                                          

In the other hand we give them place to sit with each other and solve their problems. We relax them from their worries and problems in these ways.  We share each other ideas in group to development and

Young women busy in sewing
Young women busy in sewing
New dresses prepared by young women
New dresses prepared by young women
sewing machine to Sunbal by Nazia Ruth, Director
sewing machine to Sunbal by Nazia Ruth, Director

 

Sewing Machine Gifted to Vulnerable Girls

The society to which we belong is living in 21st   century but still their thoughts are very old, to change the narrow thoughts AHD took step to empower the women & girls through different program in which AHD sewing centre is on the top of the list in this program AHD started two sewing centre at a same time at unit No 5 & unit No4 Latifabad Hyderabad.

In this sewing centre girls from poor families were selected, interested in sewing course but did not have any source to accomplish or fulfill their dream by taking this step. The dream of girls comes true when AHD female staff asked them to join AHD sewing center at their door step & they were very happy & thankful to AHD. In 5 months short time period sewing course girls learned about stitching, cutting & maintenance of sewing machine after their completion at the time of certificate distribution AHD gifted 8 sewing machine to the most vulnerable girls which belongs to the most vulnerable girls belong to the poor families from which one girls was Orphan & other girls were also facing very difficulties but after their completion of six months sewing course now they are able to stitches clothes & having their own sewing machines they thanked to AHD , now the girls said “WE ARE ABLE TO STITCHES ALL THE CREDIT GOES TO AHD & WE PRAY THAT GOD GIVES MORE BLESSING TO AHD ,THEY CAN WORK FOR ALL HUMANS”

The thoughts get broader, now the girls can support their family like boys do only the need was to build up confidence & skill in them.

for more please feel free to atlk to Miss. Tahira Rajput, women sewing center superviser at +92-22-3860880 or can email at ahdpak@gmail.com or info@ahdpak.org ..... GOD bless you all

Mrs. Shazia Saleem presenting sewing machine
Mrs. Shazia Saleem presenting sewing machine
Youg leaders during awareness promtion in women
Youg leaders during awareness promtion in women
Groups Photo sewing center students at AHD office
Groups Photo sewing center students at AHD office

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Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD)

Location: Hyderabad, Sindh - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​www.ahdpak.org
Project Leader:
Khurshid Bhatti
President / CEO
Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan
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