Monday, September 10, 2012




Pics of the embroidery project at Chilakaluripet.


Instructor, Swetha(left) along with her new batch of students




Swetha is a Business management graduate. She is also a previous student from Shoshana sewing centre, Chilakaluripet which is run by her mother, Sumathi who teaches tailoring to the needy women.Besides sewing training from her mother she also got advanced training in painting and hand work from outside.

Firstly she started training her mother's students with her skill besides going to college. After she finished her college instead of taking up a regular job , she wished she could work with Shoshana and help some more needy women from the nearby villages for their self help.

She first started her training at Pasumarru village which is 5km from Chilakaluripet in the year 2009. So far she trained around 34 women. She is training women in embroidery and painting.

All these women are from Sugali colony, Chilakaluripet.  Sugali colony is a tribal colony. People from this colony were migrates from different parts of the country in search of jobs. Here majority of them are daily workers in near by tobacco company, rickshaw pullers, household workers etc. Government provided them with permanent houses.



Swetha got married last year with a banker. She decided to continue working with Shoshana. Because of her pregnancy and delivery she moved to Chilakaluripet and she is working along with her mother in the same place. This is her first batch of women after her delivery.


Swetha along with her daughter

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