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Helping Improve Rural Household Incomes In India, USHA Silai School Trains Men Across The Country

Along with reviving the traditional craft and providing employment opportunities to the underprivileged women all over India, USHA Silai School programme is providing sewing training to underprivileged men also. The latest extensions aim to help rural households in India improve their earnings.

Helping Improve Rural Household Incomes In India, USHA Silai School Trains Men Across The Country

Nagarajan, a father of two young children, is from Coimbatore. He is one of the USHA Silai School's men learners who, after completing his training, now owns a shop and runs his own sewing school.

Helping Improve Rural Household Incomes In India, USHA Silai School Trains Men Across The Country

Today, Nagarajan earns more than Rs. 500 a day. Out of this, while he keeps Rs.100 for his production expenses, he uses the rest for funding the education of his children.

Helping Improve Rural Household Incomes In India, USHA Silai School Trains Men Across The Country

Nagrajan is just one the many men learners who have benefited from the USHA Silai School initiative. Since states like Tamil Nadu and the neighboring places face increasing instances of unemployment, such initiatives have proved to be fruitful in creating employment within the states boundaries, curbing migration.

Helping Improve Rural Household Incomes In India, USHA Silai School Trains Men Across The Country

Thyagarajan, one of beneficiaries of USHA Silai School initiative earns nearly Rs. 6000 every month. He not only owns a tailoring shop, but also teaches students for Rs. 100-200 each.

Helping Improve Rural Household Incomes In India, USHA Silai School Trains Men Across The Country

Before USHA Silai School ventured in training men across the country, their focus was mainly on the underprivileged women. However, their latest initiative has undoubtedly helped many rural households in India to stay out of the clutches of poverty and succeed.

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About the Initiative

About the Initiative

Kushalta Ke Kadam, an initiative by NDTV and USHA, aims at empowering women from rural India and encourages them to become entrepreneurs by taking up sewing and training others in their respective communities. Since 2011 Usha Silai Campaign has trained more than 3.95 lakh rural women within five years, with 17,000 Silai schools, spanning over 9272 Indian villages in India.

 

Kushalta Ke Kadam in Season 4 has returned with new goals and vision. The new season will witness the establishment of the new cluster in Kashmir, apart from the existing four clusters setup last year. The women from volatile Kashmir will work with well-known fashion designer Rohit Bal and get an unique opportunity to learn from him and make clothes for him. The work done by the Silai School women will be presented at Lakme Fashion week 2019.

 

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