Chanana Welfare Foundation believes in educating and empowering women. CWF has put together for the future of these girls, a work pattern and is helping them to learn a vocation. CWF has worked on the ground with Youthreach and Disha in setting up a Vocational Training Centre for young girls in Roorkee. This training shall equip the girls not only to sew clothes for their family, but also sew and make clothes to earn an income outside. CWF has financed the project that trains 30 girls. The training is conducted for two batches, one in the morning and one in the evening. Each batch consists of 15 potential learners. Small batches help us impart quality training. CWF is renting the premises, has bought the sewing machines and is paying salary to the instructor. The course is designed for a 6 month period using the Usha Curriculum.
The young girls who are usually not allowed to go out, can now leave their home to attend the training put together by CWF. It gives them an opportunity to feel independent and have a social life. This training has not only created avenues of income generation but has also helped them build confidence and be self sufficient. Owing to their new skill sets, the girls earn respect in the patriarchal society as they are seen as future earning members. We are going to coordinate with the FDCI (Fashion Design Council of India) to find job work for these women to make them earn a steady income from the skills they have just learnt.
The Chanana Welfare Foundation team visited the Vocational Training Centre in Roorkee during the initiation of the training, and held a meeting with all the 30 girls. Amira Chanana gave each of the girls a Hygiene Kit. She gave them lessons on how to wash their hands, clean their ears, brush their teeth and other tips on hygiene.
The girls have been working hard for the past three months on their tailoring and embroidery skills at the vocational center. Following the USHA curriculum the women are now learning how to make belted salwars (type of Indian garment) and also learning the technique of scientific stitching. We at the foundation are incredibly pleased to witness that overall, there is a 90% attendance rate at the vocational center symbolizing that the women are enthusiastic and keen to sharpen and develop their skills in tailoring and embroidery.
Learning Stiching by Usha Curiculum at the vocational training centre in Roorkee
Sewing and embroidery training at the Vocational Training Centre in Roorkee.
Sewing machines purchased by CWF being used at the sewing and embroidery training conducted at the Vocational Training Centre in Roorkee.
Sewing and embroidery training at the Vocational Training Centre in Lathenvada Hoon village ,Roorkee.
Signboard in Hindi for the free sewing and embroidery training put up by CWF in association with Youthreach and Disha.
Members of CWF along with Radhika Chanana, Amira Chanana and Swati Negi visit the girls and women at the Vocational Training Centre.
Morning batch who come at the training centre for learning in Shadholi village, Roorkee.
Stitching classes conducted by the trained person in Shadholi village, Roorkee.