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USHA Joins Hands With Autonomous Government Bodies To Help Women Earn A Better Livelihood

As USHA Silai School programme continues to create new opportunities for women in rural areas through skill development, it collaborated with autonomous government bodies like the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Rajasthan and Punjab and the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) in Himachal Pradesh. Not only are the collaborations setting up new Silai Schools in these states, but these are also helping women set up sewing based enterprises at the village level.

USHA Joins Hands With Autonomous Government Bodies To Help Women Earn A Better Livelihood

In Himachal Pradesh, USHA and SIDBI have set-up new schools under their joint initiative called 'Mission Swavalambhan' that aims to empower women. The initiative is currently being implemented in the Hamirpur district in collaboration with a local NGO (Non-Government Organisation) Aadhar Sansthan.

USHA Joins Hands With Autonomous Government Bodies To Help Women Earn A Better Livelihood

According to the women training at Silai Schools in Hamirpur, the USHA Silai School Programme has become a lifeline for those who lost their jobs during the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. It has provided families with a source of income at a time when they were facing an extreme financial crisis.

USHA Joins Hands With Autonomous Government Bodies To Help Women Earn A Better Livelihood

USHA is also working towards reaching out to more women who are in need through its partnership with the family welfare association of CRPF. Under this partnership, the plan is to train 75 women on sewing and stitching and establish five training cum production centres- one each in Bhopal, Ajmer, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Jalandhar.

USHA Joins Hands With Autonomous Government Bodies To Help Women Earn A Better Livelihood

While the husbands are away from home and protecting the country, the wives and families are trying to stay strong. This program aims to help them to divert their minds from the worry and get some skills instead.

USHA Joins Hands With Autonomous Government Bodies To Help Women Earn A Better Livelihood

According to Navneet, a resident at the CRPF Camp, Jalandhar, USHA Silai School initiative will not only help women keep themselves busy, it will also help them develop skills and become financially independent. She added that with trainings as extensive as the one provided by USHA Silai School initiative, women will get empowered and motivated to open their own businesses

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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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