The Sewing Centres in Gojra under SHD are running successfully for the women and young girls, who are working at the brick kilns and as domestic workers to support their parents. Some of the other unskilled and uneducated girls, who aren’t working anywhere, have also joined the center. The women seems happy and enthusiastc about the training and they hope to complete their course, raise the income for their families and plan to pay back the loan which have been taken by their families from the brick kilns and farm owners.
The teacher of the Sewing Centres are extremely punctual and committed. In both centers , the teachers have introduced new stitching ideas and modern designs so that the students should move with current trends. The previous students of the sticthing centers are earning a good profit and have been helping their family in improving their income to support . They thank SHD for all the support and help.
The Sewing Centre in Chak # 356 Gojra is running successfully for the women and young girls, who are working at the brick kilns and as domestic workers to support their parents. Few of the unskilled and uneducated girls, who aren’t working anywhere, have also joined the center. This sewing center is enabling these women to attain training and raise the income for their families and also to pay back the loan which have been taken by their families from the brick kilns and farm owners.
Many of the girls from the previous batch used their sewing skill to overcome the financial problems of their families. The teacher of the Sewing Centre is extremely punctual and committed. She has introduced new stitching ideas and modern designs so that the students should move with current trends. One of the students Abida says “I completed my stitching course from SHD sewing center and after that I started taking orders from my neighborhood. Now I am earning a good profit and have been helping my husband to support our family. I thank SHD for showing me the way to move forward”.
Society for Human Development, through its development initiatives and interventions, have brought a significant and visible change in the lives of rural women of Toba Tek Singh. SHD is striving to provide these women equal opportunities to contrinute equally in a male dominated society without any social and economic obstacles.
During the last quarter, SHD initiated a new sewing centre in Gojra in December 2021 having 20 poor girls and women enrolled in the centre.The girls and their families are extremely happy and excited.
One of the Students Sawera is happy to be the part of the sewing center. She said " I left my school after having primary education. Since that day, i used to spend all day at home , waiting to do something for myself and for my family. Finally, through this center , I have got a chance to learn this skill and earn for my family. I want to thank my teacher Mercelene , and SHD for showing me the way.
Society for Human Development is striving hard to bring a visible change in the lives of women through rights-based and development initiatives. SHD is striving for a society where women do not feel insecure, and where they have a liberty and freedom of expression and can develop themselves without any social and economic obstacles.
Society for Human Development initiated a sewing centre in Ch# 363 J.B Bamniwala Gojra on 7th September 2020 and total 15 girls and women showed their interest and got enrolled in sewing centre.15 students have completed one year Cutting, sewing and embroidery course . The girls and their families are extremely happy and they call it a huge benefit for themslev.
With the compeltion of the course, the status of these girls among their families have improved significantly as they are now being involved in the decision making and are valued for their contributions to the income of their families. The skilled girls earned a good profit for their families, especially during the time of Eid el Fitr (a Muslim festival). This has also improved the social harmony among the commnities. These skilled girls are excited and are thankful to Society for Human Development for giving them an opportunity to learn and play an important role in their families and society.
The new batch will start their course during the next month. It is a request to all donors to kindly keep supporting in this cause.
Thank you for your support and for helping the poor marginalized girls of Distrcit Toba Tek SIngh.Through your support 109 girls are learning the stiching skill in 6 rural areas.
During the Pandemic lockdown, Society for Human Development did not close their sewing centers, because of the request of our community. We requested the teachers to follow the SOPs and to manage the classes in different shifts daily with each shift consisting of 10 girls. By observing the Government's SOPs all the beneficiaries, SHD staff and our remained safe from the virus.
Society for Human Development has also started offering a sewing class for the unskilled and vulnerable women in chak # 363 Toba Tek Singh. The training in these classes is enabling these 30 women to become self-sufficient and to support their families, by stitching clothes for neighbors and relatives. The trainee Women are so excited and thankful to Society for Human Development for giving them an opportunity to learn and play an important role among their families. Due to the pandemic the attendence is low but will improve in the coming days.
In the sewing center, the classes are conducted regularly and after each month the tests are conducted for the students.
Society for Human Development Staff regularly visits the center and monitors the students’ progress.
Girls at sewing centre are now able to stitch clothes and are learning the embroidery work
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