Friday, January 24, 2014



Few pics from my recent visit to one of our projects at Narasaraopet. town.

Shoshana Medical Centre, Narasaraopet.


Located in the outskirts of the town in one of the needy areas.
Colony for backward caste people where the people are mainly building construction workers.




The Nurse Mrs.Mary Padmavathi is taking care of this primary health centre.She has the experience of working in Government organizations for many years.
She had participated in many health awareness and counselling programs especially for women  and HIV patients.

She has enough knowledge in giving health tips to pregnant ladies and women with special problems. Since she is familiar with  the local Government doctors, she helps the patients going to the hospitals for serious cases.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

 Story about one of the students from the present batch of tailoring and embroidery course  at Shoshana sewing centre, Pedanandipadu.

RAVANAMMA



Name of the student : Ravanamma. 35 years of age. She is a school drop out.


She is living  in a small house with her husband and two daughters.



Her husband was a building construction worker. He had an accident 4 years back and half of his body was paralysed. 

He was operated but that helped him only to sit up. He was out of work from then and he started using wheel chair at least to do his personal things to some extent. Most of the time he is in bed and depended on his family members. He is feeling very bad for not been able to help his family.



Before she was a house wife but after the accident she took up the responsibility of running the family. She started stitching leave plates at home. She gets all the materials from the shop, gives back the ready ones and she gets some amount for a bunch of plates.


She is growing some vegetables besides her house and one of her daughters used to sell them around the area before going to school.
Both her daughters are studying in a Government school.

She got to know about the free training program from her daughter and she joined the class run by Shoshana  with the  hope that this training would help her for the betterment of her life.




Pics of the new batch of women at  Shoshana Sewing centre in Pedanandipadu village.








This batch of women started their training course in Nov-2013.

Very soon there is a harvest festival called Sankranthi is coming up which is one of the major festivals for Hindus so all the students are busy doing some stitching work with which they could earn some money besides their training. Since this village is mainly a Hindu area, all have enough work.


Instructor - Sivakumari with her students


I would like to share some information about one of the students called Ravanamma who is in the present batch in my next post.

Thursday, January 2, 2014





Wishing a very very happy and prosperous new year to all the friends

With the blessings God and  with the support of lots of friends of Shoshana who are constantly helping us and following us through our website and blog, we had the opportunity of helping many people. I thank God for helping us in successfully  running the organization in the year 2013.


Here are a few pics from our sewing project at Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Guntur.


New batch of women who joined the free training class both for sewing and embroidery.
Picture showing both the instructors with the students. This is the 15th batch of this project which started in the year 2000 and so far more than 130 students got their training in tailoring and embroidery.

Kamala(instructor) for Embroidery








Same students for tailoring and embroidery.Some of the women are daily workers so they are adjusting their work time and training.









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