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Two Women Overcome Their Traumatic Past In Nithari Village To Rebuild Their Life

Haunted by the infamous 2006 serial killings in Noida's Nithari village, Rubina Begum and Soni's life had come to a standstill. Tired of constantly living in fear, both of them discovered the Usha Silai School programme and underwent training for seven days.

Two Women Overcome Their Traumatic Past In Nithari Village To Rebuild Their Life

"I am grateful to the Usha Silai School for making me independent. Had it not been for it, my life would have continued to be difficult" says Rubina Begum who had been struggling to get a hold of her life living in Nithari village.

Two Women Overcome Their Traumatic Past In Nithari Village To Rebuild Their Life

In only a year of being part of the Usha Silai School, Rubina has managed to restore the normalcy in her life that had lacked since the day her village became the focal point of a horrific serial murder case where over 19 women and young children were killed.

Two Women Overcome Their Traumatic Past In Nithari Village To Rebuild Their Life

Now, financial stable, Rubina has mastered the skill of sewing and carpet making. She is passing on her skills and knowledge to other village women.

Two Women Overcome Their Traumatic Past In Nithari Village To Rebuild Their Life

"Before becoming part of the Usha Silai School, I felt helpless and alone" says Soni, a woman who lost her 10-year old sister around the same time when the serial murders took place. Today, she is teaching carpet making to other women in the centre started by Joint Women Program.

Two Women Overcome Their Traumatic Past In Nithari Village To Rebuild Their Life

Usha Silai School has not only given the women of Nithari a ray of hope but has also paved the way for them to live happily and overcome their fears of Nithari's gruesome past repeating itself.

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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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