Usha in partnership with local NGOs set up Silai Schools in some of the country’s most remote and rural corners. Under the classical model, the women are given a sewing machine, imparted with sewing skills, and training in maintenance and repair of sewing machines. NGO partners facilitate and support Usha to identify, set up and motivate village women to join Silai Schools. The seventy plus hours of training is conducted over a period of seven days. Please view our Financials here to get details.
The women can use their new-found skills to earn their livelihood and become financially independent.They can generate income by setting up their own Usha Silai School and charging fee from the learners, doing job work in the community and also earning from the repair of sewing machines.
In the satellite model, Usha provides sewing expertise and help to former Silai School learners to become teachers themselves in their community. Keeping rural women’s daily schedule, (which directly contributes to their livelihood) in mind, training in such schools extends over a period of 3 to 6 months.
The Refresher Course is a need based programme which helps women entrepreneurs running Silai Schools, to scale up their sewing skills. Usha provides this refresher course to women on the basis of feedback received from the Usha Silai School communities and the NGO partners working at the grass-root level.
Interested NGO’s can send in their proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org Selected NGO’s after evaluation will be made partners to the Usha Silai School initiative.