Today our visit was to Guntur. One is a Sewing project with Anitha as Instructor. She is the youngest instructor among our projects. She is specially trained with handicrafts like embroidery, painting and producing art forms from waste materials. She came from a poor background and her parents couldn't afford to send her to school so she was working as domestic helper for a few years in Singapore. She suffered working as helper so came back to India and she started learning handicrafts.
We started working with her from 2008 onwards. She had only 5 students for the first two batches. The present batch i.e third batch has 10 students. She got used to teaching and started really getting into details and teaching the students exactly what is necessary. She has a son who is 3yrs old and her husband is a home guard. Her son was detected with intestinal problem which needs operation. She is worried and need your prayers for his speedy recovery.
Second project is also a Sewing Centre in Guntur recently changed to a beautician course for the present batch.The instructor here is Rajani . Besides tailoring she is also a beautician. She has been working with us teaching embroidery and stitching from 2005.
Being a beautician she wanted to teach beauty course for the present batch just for a change and which is also a good source of income in this present day's society. The students after finishing their course they could work in any parlour. People now are very beauty conscious and this opportunity of learning free beauty course would definitely be a help for the needy women to earn their living. I hope this small experiment from our regular work really would be a help for the women for their self help.
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