Train To Win: Behind Success Of Many Rural Women Is This 7-Day Programme

PUBLISHED ON: July 1, 2017 | Duration: 18 min, 43 sec

  
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The programme travels across India reaching out to poor women living in non-electrified villages joining hands with local, like-minded NGOs to create a community-based initiative. The training lasts seven days. In the course of that week, a big, albeit silent, transformation comes into effect. Several village women, with no professional skills or education till now, turn into village enterpreneurs and a chain reaction come alive. The women start their Silai Schools, and begin to operate as tailoring shops in part and training schools in part. The woman in turn has to teach at least 20 students in span of one year, as per the syllabus prescribed to her by Usha International. As of April 2017, Usha International, in partnership with 52 NGO Partners, is running 14,348 Silai Schools , more than 1,10,000 learners have completed their course, and nearly 10,000 learners continue to get sewing skills training every day. The women, on an AVERAGE, earn Rs. 3,000 per month, with the highest earning going up to Rs. 18,000 per month. Know more about the Kushalta Ke Kadam Initiative.
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