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Threads of hope: empower women from Tamil Nadu

by ALEIMAR - Voluntary Organization
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Threads of hope: empower women from Tamil Nadu
Threads of hope: empower women from Tamil Nadu
Threads of hope: empower women from Tamil Nadu
Threads of hope: empower women from Tamil Nadu
Threads of hope: empower women from Tamil Nadu
Threads of hope: empower women from Tamil Nadu
Threads of hope: empower women from Tamil Nadu
Threads of hope: empower women from Tamil Nadu
Threads of hope: empower women from Tamil Nadu

Cutting, sewing and computer science courses continue very well and the participating girls are increasingly developing their skills!

However, our project leader Sara points out the temporary difficulty of contacting our local referent John Upalt, a teacher living in a peripheral district of Nagercoil and coordinating and monitoring the progress of the project.

Infact, although India is one of the continually developing countries, many South areas have dramatic situations of extreme poverty: without water, medical care, sewage, roads and connections with the city, many villages are completely isolated. For this reason, not always our referent Upalt can go to Nagercoil and find a phone or internet coverage to be able to send news and updates.

For more details, we will have to wait for the monitoring trip in November: Sara will be able to personally test the activities of women and attend the graduation of some participants, raising information and photographic material for the end of the year.

Our goal is to increase the number of students and the variety of courses and to pursue the idea of microcredit, thus giving young Indian women the opportunity to become more autonomous.

Support this project, together we can help these women to build a better future for themselves and for their children!

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 “Threads of Hope” project has been proceeding very well and the next monitoring trip is scheduled for September. On that period, our project leaders will be there to assist the graduation and experience with them this important moment.

At the end of the year, all the participants will be able to change their social and economic situation, but also to reap the benefits of what they have learnt thanks to the relation with others women and the improvement of the awareness on their important role in family and social environment.

In India, especially in Nagercoil (Southern India) where the project is being developed, the women condition is really dramatic: they are socially marginalised, inferior from birth and exposed to violence and exploitation. Thanks to this project they can hope in a different future for them and for their children.

In a short while the participants have understood the big opportunity the project is giving to their empowerment: through the sewing class they could learn a work and start a small enterprise enable to reach their independence, while the informatic lessons guarantee the competences request to work in the public offices.

We would like to expand the classes! In order to promote the project towards more and more people and to reach our dreams we need all the donors support!

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The Threads of Hope project has been seing his first cycle of graduate women in 2016, when our project leader Sara and her group have visited Nagercoil, in southern India. Here, 20 women are following the cutting and sewing class, and 35 women the computer class.

As soon as our correspondents arrived in front of the building wich hosts the classes, they immediately understood that everything was ready for a big festivity! In fact, a big Mandala had been painted all over the entrance stairs! Some of the women following the classes had welocomed them with jasmines to put throught the hair and painted on their faces typical symbols with bright colors and given a rose to each one.

They visited the small spaces in which the computer classes are held, and afterwards, on the second floor, the sewing spaces. The participants had made another wonderful decoration with flower petals on the floor. Here they could see the women at their stations with the 12 sewing machines of the centre; on the walls thei could see all the samples of clothes and purses they had made, and the local sewing teacher Upalt showed them all the notebooks which every women has to fill with the samples drawings beforse she can start working with the materials.

The women have then continued celebrating, bringing sweets, singing and reciting poetry, beforse donating to each member of the group a personal gift. The festivity ended with the signature and the consignation to each participant of their certification of competence.

Now those women can be conscious than, thanks to these competences, they can build a future for them and their children, in a reality which still sees the women as inferior to the man.  

They saw that those classes are very appreciated, and hope to extend the spaces and the range of women which can follow the classes!

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ALEIMAR - Voluntary Organization

Location: Melzo - Italy
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Twitter: @AleimarOdV
Project Leader:
Francesca Moratti
Melzo, Italy

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