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USHA Silai Shool Programme Creates Opportunities For Women In Nagaland

With an aim to empower women, USHA Silai School makes effort to widen its reach and expand to every corner of India. With this thought as its driving force, the USHA Silai School programme has opened up an opportunity for women in Nagaland by starting a showroom cum sales center in Dimapur.

USHA Silai Shool Programme Creates Opportunities For Women In Nagaland

Having lost her parents at an young age, life has not been easy for Nongsano Naleo. But today, she has managed to give her life a new turn. She now earns around Rs. 6000 by teaching sewing, which she had learnt at the Usha Silai School training center.

USHA Silai Shool Programme Creates Opportunities For Women In Nagaland

Nongsano Naleo with a student at her training center in Dimapur, Nagaland. Till date, she has taught more than 50 students in her village.

USHA Silai Shool Programme Creates Opportunities For Women In Nagaland

'The girls who have taken the training from Usha Silai School have started earning and sustaining their families', says Medono Viswentso, coordinator, EDITI, a non-governmental organisation in Nagaland.

USHA Silai Shool Programme Creates Opportunities For Women In Nagaland

'I have taught around 40 to 45 women till date and some of them have gone ahead to open their own silai school', says Melavino, another beneficiary of the Usha Silai School program. 'I feel good that I can earn my own livelihood and have become independent."

USHA Silai Shool Programme Creates Opportunities For Women In Nagaland

Melavino with her grandmother at their home in Dimapur where there are more than 25 Silai schools and sales centers that have been set up to help women become self-reliant.

USHA Silai Shool Programme Creates Opportunities For Women In Nagaland

'When I was not stitching, I was unable to take care of my children' said the mother of seven children and wife of a daily wage laborer. However, once Xunili K Watso, 33, completed her training at the Usha Silai School, her earnings have become sufficient for managing her household.

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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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