USHA Silai School Spreads Its Wings, Reaches West Bengal
Updated: May 30, 2018 15:53 IST
West Bengal, India's fourth most populous state, is home to 91 million people, a fifth of which are poor. While people there were trying to make ends meet, USHA Silai School came in as a ray of hope for the underprivileged men and women in the eastern state of India.
West Bengal currently ranks 18 when it comes to the rate of unemployment. Due to this there are many landless labors in the state who are out of job and in need of financial help. USHA Silai School came in their lives as a light at the end of the tunnel.
"I started tailoring to help and support my household", says Lakshmi, hailing from the Gopalpur village in Jhargram district. She has become self-dependent since she completed her sewing training from the USHA Silai School.
Sujata who belongs from a scheduled caste and has a big family to take care of started earning nearly Rs. 2500 a month once she took up sewing as profession. Finding the needed support and resource from the USHA Silai School she managed to start her tailoring career in her own village.
"After learning new dress designs and sewing techniques, we have been able to earn and support our families and improve our household conditions", said Nazira, a Silai school trainee in West Bengal.
USHA Silai School since its inception has helped many underprivileged men and women to build and sustain a livelihood. Last month, the school launched a sustainable fashion brand named 'Silai' in Delhi which carries high-street clothes manufactured by the USHA's sewing schools all across the country.