Tuesday, 10 October 2017

International Day of Girl Child

Her finger runs deftly through the wheels of the sewing machine as she stitches out beautiful piece of clothing. Her hands that were once withered due to object poverty have new acquired a skill that she strives to master. It is not surprising to find out how Sangini sewing Centre changes the lives of women like Sunita, Ankita, Kavita and more. It is a place where women like her breaking the shackles of poverty, learn new skill and new trades-the key to financial independence. “Until a year ago, I could hardly make both ends meet with a meager income of rupees 4500 a month by providing domestic service. Sangini swing Centre has totally changed my life. The social status my job brings with it is even more rewarding than the income of rupee 12000 I make now,” she says. 

Women’s economic empowerment refers to the ability of women to enjoy their rights to control and benefit from resources, assets, income and their own time as well as their ability to manage risks and improve their economic status. Our school runs a project named SANGINI which empowers underprivileged women and girls to learn stitching and tailoring in order to make them independent and raise their standards of living. This sewing centre acts as a resource centre for FAB RETREAT and also provides tailoring classes to the members of the School Enterprise Challenge.

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