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Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 2 Episode 9

Usha Silai School with NDTV Presents : Social Equity Panel Discussion

A group of distinguished personalities discuss Social Equity Through Skilling And Economic Empowerment.

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 2 Episode 8

Usha Silai School with NDTV Presents : Dignity of Labour

Watch the manual scavengers Of Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur turn entrepreneurs.

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 2 Episode 7

Usha Silai School with NDTV Presents : Across Borders

From post civil war uncertainty of Sri Lanka to the impoverished Terai lowlands of Nepal, multitudes of women are empowered everyday by Usha Silai Schools.

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 2 Episode 6

Usha Silai School with NDTV Presents : Train To Win

Behind the success of many rural women is the Usha Silai School 7-Day Programme.

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 2 Episode 5

How The World Changed For Women In Nithari

A special episode documenting on the aftershocks and progress of women thereafter after the brutal Nithari serial killings. 13

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 2 Episode 4

Usha Silai School with NDTV Presents : Silai School Revolution

Two Tribal Women from Kanha, Madhya Pradesh create new opportunities for Other women where none existed.

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 2 Episode 3

Usha Silai School with NDTV Presents : No Small Feat

The episode highlights how Usha Silai School women have been empowering and encouraging other women from their communities to learn silai and take it up as a vocation.

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 2 Episode 2

Usha Silai School with NDTV Presents : Women Stand Apart

Set in Northeast India, the episode showcases how Usha Silai School women have become financially independent despite many rural institutional challenges.

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 2 Episode 1

Usha Silai School with NDTV Presents : Against All Odds

In one of the poorest districts in Maharashtra, Dhule the first episode looks at how Kalpana Kamdi, Pratibha Khonde and Chhotibai are working to change their lives.

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 1 Episode 9

The final episode focuses analyses the key factors behind the women empowerment initiative by Usha.

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 1 Episode 8

Usha Silai School with NDTV presents a Silai Revolution in God's Own Country

The episode focuses on Usha Silai Schools and Self Help Groups in the South Indian State of Kerala. Given the state’s high literacy rate women have been able to experiment with the Usha Silai School model organizing themselves into Self Help Groups.

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 1 Episode 7

Usha Silai School with NDTV features Silai in the Time of Conflict

Politically unstable and insurgency-affected these regions suffer from economic inertia and increased exodus. The episode presents how Usha Silai Schools located in these regions are empowering women fighting against such oddities.

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 1 Episode 6

Usha Silai School with NDTV presents Challenging Where The Mind is Without Fear

Silai Stories from West Bengal, the birth place of the Saree. Bengal also happens to be one of the first Indian states where liberated women found courage and a voice to speak-up, so it is only fitting that the most outstanding Usha Silai School success stories come from this revolution of a land

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 1 Episode 5

Usha Silai School with NDTV presents Challenging Social Reality with Silai

A look at India’s heartland riddled with myriads of problems, from maternal morality and neonatal health, to unwanted girl child, primary education and gender inequality

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 1 Episode 4

Usha Silai School with NDTV presents I Think, Therefore I am

Social acceptance and financial independence are the keys to empowering people, who are ‘challenged’. This episode explores the impact Silai Schools have made on differently-abled people.

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 1 Episode 3

Usha Silai School with NDTV presents an episode on Gender Inequality

Gender equality is important in its own right. So is economic empowerment of women. A combination of the two has been proven to reduce income poverty and other development outcomes. It increases, naturally, labour productivity through better allocation of skills.

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 1 Episode 1

Usha Silai School with NDTV presents an episode on Skill Development

To make growth inclusive, the 12th Five Year Plan emphasises on prioritising skill training among rural migrants and urban poor. The Usha Silai School campaign ties in with the dual purpose of the mission: Skill-based training and livelihoods creation.

Kushalta Ke Kadam Season 1 Episode 2

Usha Silai School with NDTV presents Silai Visionaries

Most Silai school entrepreneurs are focused on breaking even, expanding business and adding range to their services. Then, there are some who have taken the initiative to a new level by bringing communities together.

Overcoming Farming Difficulties in the Mizo Hills

Mizoram

Lucy from a village near Aizawl, shares her Usha Silai School story about overcoming income and farming problems in the Mizo hills.

Breaking Caste & Gender Barriers

Kiran Bai, Bhavrasa, Madhya Pradesh

A group of fearless and empowered women through USHA Silai Schools take on destiny in their own hands crafting not only innovative designs but also creating a world free from meaningless boundaries of caste and gender.

The nomadic artists of Kutch: Kaviben’s Story

Gujarat

Kaviben from the nomadic Rebari community talks about her life before and after her training at the local Usha Silai School

A differently-abled Lakshmi stands on her own feet

Gujarat

Usha Silai School gives new life and respect to a differently-abled women from Gujarat

Impact of Silai School in Remote Corners of Kutch

Gujarat

Kunverben from Kutch takes us through her life, ups and downs, and the impact Usha Silai School has had in her community.

Lucy’s Usha Silai School Story

Mizoram

Lucy from Mizoram talks about supporting her husband, children and parents through the skills she picked up at the Usha Silai School

Usha Silai School TVC

Kutch, Gulmarg & Kerala

More than one percent from the sale of every Usha Sewing Machine is invested into this programme, thereby enabling all Usha customers to share their love with rural women.

Usha Silai School TVC

Kutch, Aizawl, Gulmarg & Kerala

More than one percent from the sale of every Usha Sewing Machine is invested into this programme, thereby enabling all Usha customers to share their love with rural women.

Usha Silai Schools Fights Opium Addiction

Suva Kanwar, Bheloo, Rajasthan

Share Your Love: A Usha Silai School teacher in the village of Bhelu Ki Dhani in Western Rajasthan brings about a change through her Sewing Machine.

A USHA Silai School Student Pays it Forward

Preeti, Mustafabad, Uttar Pradesh

Share Your Love: This is the story of Preeti from Mustafabad who after learning to sew from USHA Silai Schools went on not only to earn a living from herself from abject poverty but also began teaching other village girls.

A Silai School Student voices her experiences

Nirmala Regar, Cheetakheda, Madhya Pradesh

A USHA Silai School learner talks about her fight against all odds and what she dreams to achieve.

Silai School: Cutting class in progress

Kalawathi and her learner, Shyampet, Telangana

A few downtrodden women are taught the basics of sewing in order to learn their livelihood. Presented here is a section from the one of the many Fabric Cutting Classes.

Share Your Love: From Mum with Love

Raja Bai, Bareli, Madhya Pradesh

A Usha Silai School teacher sews beautiful clothes for her daughter in her free time.

Breaking Barriers through USHA Silai Schools

Sarvodya Ashram, Mallawa, Uttar Pradesh

Anita Diwedi tells how USHA Silai Schools enabled her not only to generate regular income earner but has gain the confidence to break male dominated social norms.

Share Your Love: Reaching Remote Corners

Samu Bai, Rajasthan

The approach to an Usha Silai School in a remote corner of Rajasthan, India.

USHA Silai Schools & NGO Interactions in Assam

Community Interaction, NGO Office, Assam

Share Your Love: Meeting women from NGO and SHGs for exploring Silai Schools opportunities in Assam.

Silai Schools Helps Girl’s Education

Kalawathi and her daughter, Shyampet, Telangana

Share Your Love: A girl sharing how her single mother earned from Silai Schools and helped her get an education.

Share Your Love: Socio-economic Development

Sarvodya Ashram, Bangadmau, Uttar Pradesh

How a USHA Silai School Teacher helped bring about socio-economic development in her rural community through teaching others to Silai.

Learning to Assemble a Sewing Machine in Silai School

Usha Silai School , Tamil Nadu

Village Women are taught how to assemble a sewing machine in an USHA Silai School. These Silai Schools are established in remote corners of India to empower women.

Share Your Love: SHG Silai School Training

Bharat Mata Block Mahila Samooh, NGO Office, Uttar Pradesh

Silai School training in UP with women from Self Help Groups.

Silai School Entrepreneurs Conference

Rekha Kishan, Pachim Mijikajan, Assam

Share Your Love: Silai School Women Entrepreneurs share their experiences at the Women’s Silai School Meet in Guwahati, Northeast India.

Women learning to assemble Sewing Machines in Goa

Silai School Training, Goa

Share Your Love: Women learning to assemble Sewing Machines at Usha Silai Schools in rural Goa.

Silai School Representative Interacting with Rural Communities

Community Mobilization, Kerakat Tehsil, Uttar Pradesh

Members of the Usha Silai School Team interacting with the rural community and stakeholders in order to start the programme in the North Indian village

Silai School meets Indian Jugaad

Rukamani Thakur, Sosarkheda, Madhya Pradesh

Share Your Love: Having learnt her skills at the Silai School a woman crafts beautiful patchworks decor and home utility items from discarded fabrics.

Short Stories: Usha Silai Schools

Preeti, Kiran Bai, Nirmala Regar, Raja Bai, Uttar Pradesh, Madya Pradesh

Share Your Love: A short film narrating four different short stories of women empowered through USHA Silai Schools.

USHA Silai School Helps Overcome Disability

Santu Maya Devi , Tingrai Bengaligaon, Assam

Share Your Love: A Silai School teacher in Assam who has a problem with one eye overcomes her disability to not only open a Silai school but prosper with a Tailoring Shop

A Usha Silai School in an Andhra Village

Srimathi, Husnabad, Andhra Pradesh

Poor women are taught sewing skills in remote parts of India to help them earn a living. This video shows a group of women learning how to sew in the state formerly known as Andhra Pradesh.

A Silai School teacher talks about the training programme

Sarvodya Ashram, Mallawa, Uttar Pradesh

Share Your Love: A Silai School teacher talks about few of the sewing training techniques and methods.