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Here Is How Tribal Exclusive USHA Silai Schools Initiative Is Making A Difference

In India, the tribal population is more than 10 crore and is larger than that of any other country in the world. However, despite the protection given to the tribal population, it remains the most marginalised group in the country, on the three most important indicators of development- health, education and income. With an aim to improve the status of the marignalised tribal communities, the USHA Silai School Progamme launched the 'Tribal Exclusive Usha Silai School Project'. The objective of the initiative is to support tribal women, by helping them earn a better income.

Here Is How Tribal Exclusive USHA Silai Schools Initiative Is Making A Difference

The 'Tribal Exclusive Usha Silai School' initiative has reached out to women in the most marginalised parts of the country and teaches them new skills.

Here Is How Tribal Exclusive USHA Silai Schools Initiative Is Making A Difference

The initiative also provides them a platform for entrepreneurship so they can earn a living.

Here Is How Tribal Exclusive USHA Silai Schools Initiative Is Making A Difference

USHA's plan is to open 500 Tribal Exclusive Usha Silai Schools across 29 districts, in 9 states of India. 280 of these 500 schools are currently successfully operational.

Here Is How Tribal Exclusive USHA Silai Schools Initiative Is Making A Difference

USHA International Limited has partnered with the Tribal Development Council (TDC) in Nicobar, the southernmost part of India. Ten new USHA Classical Silai Schools have been opened in Nancowry, in Nicobar District and trainings were organised from November 29 till December 7 at the Community Hall in Kamorta. The women entrepreneurs in Nicobar, who were selected from different villages, belong to poor tribal communities.

Here Is How Tribal Exclusive USHA Silai Schools Initiative Is Making A Difference

USHA Silai School programme became a turning point in the life of Prabha Dhanga who lives inside the deep forests of West Singhbhum District in Jharkhand.

Here Is How Tribal Exclusive USHA Silai Schools Initiative Is Making A Difference

She is earning well and training other women as well of her village but it was not an easy task being in the Naxal affected area. However, Prabha is confident that the fate of the tribals and the reputation of the area can be changed for the better.

Here Is How Tribal Exclusive USHA Silai Schools Initiative Is Making A Difference

Tribal Exclusive USHA Silai School Initiative helped Phemo Manham, a 25-year-old tribal woman from Arunachal Pradesh become an entrepreneur and a role model for others.

Here Is How Tribal Exclusive USHA Silai Schools Initiative Is Making A Difference

Phemo and her tribal students are winning their war against poverty and joblessness through the Silai School, a model that even the government now acknowledges.

Here Is How Tribal Exclusive USHA Silai Schools Initiative Is Making A Difference

Phemo manages to save some money as well and plans to use it for the wellbeing of her children. For tribal women like her, this financial independence is empowering in many ways.

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Adopt a Silai School

Do you want to be a part of the huge change that Usha Silai School is bringing about in the lives of millions of rural women? With just a simple click of a button, you can now contribute towards the opening of an Usha Silai School or support various other aspects of the school.

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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