Wednesday, February 26, 2014



Pics from Shoshana sewing centre, Bapatla.



These women started their training in sewing and embroidery in last Nov-13.  Almost all of them are from either agricultural background like field workers or building constsruction workers. Heard about the free training program from the previous batch students.
















She is Mounica. She is a school drop out. Both her parents are dhobis. It is their family work for a long time. They also have a small laundry shop. Naturally her parents put her in the same work but she wants to do something decent. With the intention of setting up her own shop and be independent she joined the free training class.


 
Manjula (Instructor) with Mounica
Rajeswari
She is Rajeswari. School drop out. Father is handicapped so her mother is running the house. She goes along with her mother for work. Both are field workers. She has an elder sister who is married and younger brother is studying. She hopes her training program helps her to set up her own tailoring shop at home besides her father who is running a small shop at home.








Sunday, February 16, 2014




Our sewing project at Nagaralu, Guntur.

I met the third batch students of Shoshana Sewing Centre, Nagaralu who are going to finish their training program by the end of this month.





They  started their program in Feb-13.  Its almost an year and they are ready to start their work on their own.
Next time I visit them they would be busy having their own business.

Monday, February 3, 2014



Pics from Shoshana Sewing Project at Chilakauripet.


New batch of women for embroidery and painting course joined from 1st of Feb-14.
The instructor Mrs.Swetha was showing the samples from the last batch to the new students.Different painting techniques and hand work.


Swetha purchased new equipment for the centre which is useful to teach advanced embroidery work. This will make the work fast and accurate. Here the whole saree can be fixed to the frame and more people can work on it at the same time. Before they were using small frames.



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