Developing Self-reliant Women - Year 1
Human Dev Index:#132 (Aus #5)
Our partners run employable skill training programs in rural and urban areas for young women whose lives are at risk. They live in the Shamirpet area of Hyderabad, where many oppressed, Dalit community members reside. The training program includes computer classes, tailoring classes and beautician courses. The girls are trained to master a skill which will empower them and help them to become self-reliant and independent. The project also aims to rebuild the lives of these vulnerable women through counselling, self-awareness and personal development programs that form a healthy sense of trust, confidence and independence and, ultimately, lead to integration into the society at large.
Why support this
Our partners want to break the vicious cycle of poverty in this region, guard women from all forms of exploitation and empower them to live dignified lives. Intensive, low-fee paying training courses provide women with the skills they need to find a job and support their families. Our partners have recently rented a shop to give graduates practical experience in customised tailoring and retail and have an arrangement with a local garment factory who is employing trained tailors.
$34,500 for year 1 of a 3 yr project. Total budget $98,900.
- Intensive computer training courses
- New beauty therapy courses
- Institute and mobile tailoring classes
- Indirect benefits for the whole family
Expected Life Change
- Women acquire skills to help them make a living and become self- sufficient
- Empowerment to face life’s challenges and be able to voice their opinions in the family and community
- Increase in dignity and a meaningful purpose in life