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Tailoring Centre for Women

Families who live in marginalized neighborhoods face serious challenges, such as low education neglect, low esteem resulting in unemployment and thus poverty and living below the poverty line. The only source of income is casual labor for them. Teen-aged girls do attend schools, but learn no skills there. Parents marry off their daughters but the economic status of the bride doesn’t change because the groom is another day laborer. This cycle of poverty and lack of employable skills persist generation after generation unless we intervene for girls’ / women’s betterment.

OBJECTIVE

Objective

  • Identify women in need of skill training and livelihood opportunities to sustain their families and live a basic standard of life.
  • Extend counseling including career plan & growth so as to motivate women to learn the skills and earn their livelihood.
  • Impart training to the identified women thereby building their skills in tailoring and improve their employability in such a way that they start earning their livelihood.
  • Ensure that women complete their training learn the skill and start earning income on a daily basis.
  • Distressed and disadvantaged women will be organized and trained for their development.
  • Women start earning immediately after completion of their training.
  • Beneficiaries gain self-confidence and become self-reliant over a period of time.

The Proposal

In order to address the above issues we have been running a Tailoring Training Centre wherein we impart skills to the beneficiaries so that they can earn their livelihood. We propose to scale it up by making it a training cum production Centre so that it generates employment for our beneficiaries.

beneficial

The program is expected to benefit 20 women in each batch of training, we hope 50% of them will graduate to involve in production work and benefit out of it @ Rs 50/- per piece initially on an average if a women complete 7 to 8 pieces a day, she is excepted to earn Rs 350/- to 400/- per day.

The remaining 50% of the beneficiaries may prefer to work with other production houses close to their neighborhood or may prefer to operate from their homes on a piece rate basis.

Inauguration

The Inauguration of the Community Centre was a huge success with an overwhelming response from the Community. The gathering of women was so encouraging that we got 70 registrations on the Inaugural day itself. The Centre was inaugurated by Mr. Syed Akbar Hussain, the Chairman for TSMFC. The other dignitaries include Mr. M.A. Waheed, MD for TSMFC; Dr. M.A. Rafeeq, Shadan Group of Institutions, Ms. Ayesha Rubeena, Corporator, First lancer.

Partnership with Industry

We are working out and exploring on possibilities of establishing partnerships with large manufacturers through their agencies and sub-contractors to get orders for minimum guarantee work of at least 3 months extendable every month based on performance, so that our beneficiaries always have work. We are also working out on establishing partnerships with different schools and other institutions for stitching their uniforms so that there is always adequate work for the beneficiaries / trainees.

Age Limit

We will restrict the benefits of this project for women in between the age ranges of 18-36 years based on viability of running units like these and market requirements.

Maximum output Risk
18-25 years = fastest Marriage
26-32 years = medium Family problems, children, absentees
33-36 years = slow Health issues, family problems

Retention and lock - in period

  • Counsel beneficiaries about their salary being raised after each milestone and they can end up earning even Rs 400 per day
  • Introduce them to production staff who are earning good amounts and guide them through other trainees
  • Unfortunately, there cannot be any lock-in period but we will keep motivational sessions to sustain the interest of beneficiaries and also provide other benefits such as linking them with other welfare Schemes of Government and private under the guidance and support of a full-fledged dedicated staff members from our organization of being attached with an organization like helping them with other government schemes by provision of a staff from our organization once a week

Our Mobilization Strategies

  • Organize Mobilization Drives in targeted areas involving our mobilization teams
  • Door to door campaigns and one to one counseling support will be extended by our experienced counselors
  • Beneficiaries of our other projects may also be targeted
  • One to one bond with trainees and production staff
  • Have strong and dedicated team chasing behind targets and ensuring quality results
  • Use local and indigenous bodies and seek their involvement in teams of mobilization of beneficiaries for their neighborhoods