Tailoring center for underprivileged women
Tailoring center for underprivileged women, a step towards promoting self-sustainability, With the objective of providing self-employment opportunities to the underprivileged women, Bhavishya Learning centre was started in a village Lakhani Pur East Champaran district Bihar in the year 2018. A lot of women here have already learnt various skills & are able to produce bags, buntings and a range cushion covers and other home decor items. Looking at the interest of many women & to add more skill sets, a tailoring set-up was also extended at the Training Centre. The objective was to train those who are new to this work but want to learn the basics of tailoring like cutting and sewing.
The tailoring session kick-started with a total of 12 women participating on the very first day. Timings of the centre are fixed daily between 11AM to 2PM. Four heavy duty, motorized sewing machines were installed at the centre so that women can learn and produce even if they had no sewing machine of their own. These machines also have pedals and could work without electricity, if needed.
Women learnt a variety of product designs in the session. Some of them expressed to work from home and thus have been provided with tailoring assignments, they can make the products from their home and Bhavishya will then help them in selling the produce in the market. The raw material & accessories required for the tailoring centre has also been arranged by Bhavishya.
The feedback for the centre is very positive and women have benefited a lot from the establishment. Some of them have started their own work and are self-employed.