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USHA Silai School Turns Savior For People Of Mori Village Of Andhra Pradesh

In 2015, the government of Andhra Pradesh partnered with Berkeley University to launch the ‘Smart Villages Mission' and the sleepy village of Mori emerged as Andhra Pradesh's first smart village. Later, government partnered with corporations like USHA International to create employment opportunities in the villages and curb migration.

USHA Silai School Turns Savior For People Of Mori Village Of Andhra Pradesh

The sleepy village of Mori in Andhra Pradesh, has seen many leave in search of better livelihood opportunities. When Berekely University and the government of Andhra Pradesh collaborated to work on creating opportunities within the villages, they found a sustainable solution in Usha Silai School initiative to curb instances of migration.

USHA Silai School Turns Savior For People Of Mori Village Of Andhra Pradesh

Leelakumari, 36, a resident of Razole Mandal, East Godavari joined the USHA Sewing School in January 2018. Since then, she has started her own sewing center and has started training other women to become self-reliant.

USHA Silai School Turns Savior For People Of Mori Village Of Andhra Pradesh

Seen here is Leelakumari's training center at Uppulurru where she began holding classes in January 2018 after receiving certificate from the USHA Sewing School. Since, then she has helped more 20 women in her village and makes nearly Rs. 500 per student.

USHA Silai School Turns Savior For People Of Mori Village Of Andhra Pradesh

With 17 years of experience in tailoring, Srihari did not find the right avenues and switched many jobs to make ends meet. After a brief stint with the Silai school, he finally opened his own tailoring unit and is grateful to the USHA Sewing School for the guidance he got there.

USHA Silai School Turns Savior For People Of Mori Village Of Andhra Pradesh

Srihari also opened his own sewing school in Bhimavaram to help more people like him, who struggled to make a living in the village. Seen here are students at his training center.

USHA Silai School Turns Savior For People Of Mori Village Of Andhra Pradesh

Once Srihari received the affiliation from USHA Sewing School, his class of 5 students grew to 20. Moreover the support from the training center also helped him in receiving more orders.

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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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