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Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 7: NDTV-USHA Initiative To Empower Rural Women

Kushalta Ke Kadam, an initiative by NDTV and USHA, aims at empowering women from rural India and encouraging them to become entrepreneurs by taking up sewing and training others in their respective communities.

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 7: NDTV-USHA Initiative To Empower Rural Women

Since 2011, Usha Silai Campaign has trained more than 8 lakh women from rural areas, with over 26,878 Silai schools, spanning over 15,689 villages across India.

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 7: NDTV-USHA Initiative To Empower Rural Women

Diparani from Assam's Mising tribe, sustains her household by sewing and training other women & girls. On learning about USHA's Silai School Intervention in Majuli, she joined the training to enhance her income. Today she earns eight thousand rupees, and what brings her the most joy is watching her skills reach the village through her students.

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 7: NDTV-USHA Initiative To Empower Rural Women

Rita Devi who hails from chotki Sandiya, Bhojpur district of Ara, Bihar had the urge to learn art forms and wanted to adopt new skills. Her wish came true as she got the opportunity to learn at Usha silai school. Today, Rita trains an ample amount of women about the sujani art and adds skills upon their fingers to script a revolution in areas where traditional form burns bright. Rita has truly shown that learning has no age.

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 7: NDTV-USHA Initiative To Empower Rural Women

Matilda Mary of Eraiyur, Tamil Nadu has come a long way from being a daily wager to becoming a self-employed tailoring and training entrepreneur. When Usha gave her a machine, she had set up a centre in the front yard of her house. She trained women from her village for a modest 500 rupees a month. Her quality of work and training became a massive hit and women from her village and the neighborhood flocked to her to get their dresses made and learn sewing.

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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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