We are proud the announce that since the beginiing of our organisation focussing on sewing training for women in remote areas, we have trained 75 young ladies with basic sewing skills. They can now create simple patterns for clothing creation and a few girls have begun creating their own businesses through their family support. Our teacher has done a remarkable job and we offer great appreciation for her focus and support.
We are now in the process of sending one of the senior female students to a city sewing school to learn advanced sewing skills so she might return and assist the current teacher with teaching more levels of clothing design. All the students are very excited by the prospect of upskilling to a new level. Bulbul is now enrolled and starting her journey through some kind sponsorship support.
Note: founder Jhulan Kumar has invested 5000 his personal money and Owner of the building also contributed some amount of money to complete rooftop construction.
We are very excited to announce that in June we celebrated the construction of a rooftop sewing room. This is so exciting because it enables the classes to be conducted all year round and take on more batches of girls.. It also created more space for the family who donated the use of some rooms to now live without sewing machines in every corner. This was made possible by the fundraising efforts of our Australian partner, Celia Fuller through her WOW - Whispers of Women Events. We are now focussing on updating the advanced students skills with the introduction of another highly skilled teacher who is trained in both sewing designs and Beauty therapy. This means we can add a little beauty therapy sooner than we first thought into the Dedma Village Programme. Pratigya wife of Jhulan will also begin teaching beauty therapy to a handful of girls in her new home of Sujata Village by adding her Delhi training into the help offered. Later when she has adapted to the arrival of her first child more training can occur. Our next fundraising goals will be focussed on ensuring all teachers will be paid appropriately for their skills and to keep the programmes vibrant. Making sure we have funds to cover beauty therapy training requirements and material, cotton and scissors for girls sewing packs that can be purchased by sponsors. Thankyou for keeping our Vision Alive. Jhulan Kumar -Founder
Exciting News: We have been informed by the teacher in the sewing classes held at Dedma village that our students are no longer needing to buy clothes at the local markets as they already feel confident in making their own clothes. So in only a short 4 months of training these girls are already taking huge leaps towards their future.
Privately trained Pratigya, wife of founder Jhulan Kumar has undertaken the first beginnings in Beauty Therapy training with the vision that one day in the future she might be able to show other girls some simple techniques to enhance their village life and experiences.
Due to some recent fundraising efforts we can happily announce that our primary Dedma sewing Teacher has her wages secured until the 18th of July. We are eager to secure another 6 months wages to ensure our students and families that our programmes are secured into the future. We are also seeking another teacher of different sewing skills for our advanced students and will be requiring some wages to support her once we are happy with our applicant.
One of our sponsor partners in Australia just ran an event to secure another 6 months of sewing teacher wages. We now can offer the girls training without concern for financial support until Feb 2018. I have been told that the extra funds raised will go towards our building of a roof shade structure on the top of our building we have been using. It is our vision that those funds will
Cover the material and then the families of the girls and myself as the founder will complete construction in order to keep costs down and enable shade to be given as quick as possible before full summer sets in. A huge to
Thankyou Celia Fuller for running one of your WOW-Whispers of Women Events supporting initiatives in different countries. Special mention to Uncle Grant for supporting mammaCelia in her event.