Developing Self Reliant Women – Year 1

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$34,500 $34,500
Project Code: IND-TBI-DSW-P01


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.

What we like about it:

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.



The Need:

The project is necessary because our partners work in a region where many Dalit families are lagging in all developmental aspects of life. These vocational training programs help break the vicious cycle of poverty, restore dignity and the women have increased confidence and self-reliance. This safe guards them from many forms of exploitation.

Life Change:

  • Women and girls will 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.

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