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USHA Partners With UNFPA To Take Life Skills Education To Rural Women

USHA International and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), formerly known as the United Nations Fund for Population Activities have collaborated to develop life skills module for women in rural areas of India.

USHA Partners With UNFPA To Take Life Skills Education To Rural Women

UNFPA aims to develop 100 master trainers consisting of Silai School women entrepreneurs, USHA sewing trainers, USHA Program Coordinators and NGO coordinators.

USHA Partners With UNFPA To Take Life Skills Education To Rural Women

These Master Trainers will train 3,000 Silai School teachers on life skills across a three-year period - a widening base, that will reach more and more women, turning them into confident, empowered individuals.

USHA Partners With UNFPA To Take Life Skills Education To Rural Women

Equipped with life skills, women are able to manage their social dynamics, facilitate economic aspects and also live healthier lives.

USHA Partners With UNFPA To Take Life Skills Education To Rural Women

According to Mary Rupa Tete, Vice President, USHA Social Services, life skills help individuals to adapt to changes and also cope up with different challenges that they are facing in their everyday life.

USHA Partners With UNFPA To Take Life Skills Education To Rural Women

Ms Tete further said that the curriculum has helped them understand their own self. She said that they are able to organise their work better, balancing both- family and business, dealing with male members of the household and with vendors outside. They are able to handle situations where they get less support from their family or community, she said adding that they are also getting better at negotiation, seek better price while purchasing raw materials and selling quality made products.

USHA Partners With UNFPA To Take Life Skills Education To Rural Women

In Patna, Bihar, Silai Hero Sweta Sudarshan is the face of the joint initiative of USHA and UNFPA to take life skills to women in rural areas.

USHA Partners With UNFPA To Take Life Skills Education To Rural Women

She got to know about USHA Silai School programme in 2017 and participated in the training. SHe became a Master Trainer and encouraged girls from her nearby slum area to join her Silai School.

USHA Partners With UNFPA To Take Life Skills Education To Rural Women

Sweta says what has really helped her is the exposure gained in her travels across the country. It has given her enough inspiration to think out of the box and be innovative.

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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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