Families who live in marginalized neighbourhoods face serious challenges of low education, neglect and low esteem resulting in unemployment and poverty and thus living below the poverty line. The only source of income is casual labour for them. Teen-aged girls do attend schools, but drop out in the middle of school and learn no skills there. Parents marry off their daughters but the economic status of the bride doesn’t change because the groom is another daily labourer. This cycle of poverty and lack of employable skills persist generation after generation unless we intervene for girls’ / women’s betterment.
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.
The program is expected to benefit 20 women in each batch of training, we expect 50% of them will graduate to production work and benefit at the @ Rs 50/- per piece initially on an average and each woman completing 7 to 8 pieces a day will earn Rs 350/- to 400/- per day.
The remaining 50% of the beneficiaries may prefer to work with other production houses close to their neighbourhood or may prefer to operate from their homes on a piece rate basis.
Counsel beneficiaries about their earnings being raised after each milestone and their likelihood of earning up to Rs 400 per day
Introduce them to production staff who are earning decent 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 agencies.
A dedicated full time professional staff of HCHW will provide guidance and support to trainees in availing government schemes
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.
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.
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.
|18-25 years = fastest
|26-32 years = medium
|Family problems, children, absentees
|33-36 years = slow
|Health issues, family problems