Shoshana Sewing Project, Chenchula colony, Gannavaram
Sewing Instructor - Malleswari
Started recently with the initiative of a local society for the tribal women. The colony is close to Vijayawada airport.
For generations, these tribal people are into begging, hunting, fishing and rag picking . People move from one area to another looking for work. They live in colonies with temporary shelters where ever they go. It is a big colony of 500 families of three different tribal communities. Child marriages and women abuse is common. Children never enrolled in schools.
Some organizations who work for backward communities are trying to get them permanent housing facility from the Government. Encouraging children going to school. We from Shoshana, offered free sewing classes for needy women so that they could have an alternate work for their living besides their regular occupations.
A local church allowed them to use their premises for the sewing class . Started with a group of five women .
Seeing the interest of the women, we would like to continue for a few more classes in this area. Providing with a sewing machine after the class and see that they have their own small business is for future plan.