Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Visit to Shoshana sewing centre, R.R.pet, Vijayawada.


                      Instructor Mrs.Srivani with her new batch of women for tailoring and embroidery course

Usually she has 10 students as a batch with 5 in the morning and 5 in the afternoon. Since i wanted to have a picture of the whole batch, all were present at the same time. One of our very first sewing centres and almost 200 students were trained here.

The present batch of women are mostly working. Different occupation like coolies, washer woman,domestic helpers. Even though it is difficult for them to adjust the time they are interested to join the course with the intention that besides their regular work this proper training skills would help them for their better earnings.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Visit to our Shoshana Medical project in Vijayawada city.

Recently announced that Capital of newly formed Andhra Pradesh would be in the surroundings of Vijayawada city and soon it is going to be a one of the developed cities in India but still there are many areas where there is medical need inspite of many Government hospitals and still many people who can't afford to pay even for first aid medication.

Our medical project is in one of such areas where there are large number of needy families migrated from different parts of A.P. Mainly building construction workers, vegetable , fruit vendors and  servant maids etc

 The nurse Mrs.Sandhya besides being a partner of Shoshana is also working in a private hospital. This helps her to work more effectively and responsibly.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pics from Sewing Project at Bapatla town

New place of Manjula(Tailoring instructor) for the sewing project.
Recently moved to a new house and also she has few new students besides the present batch. Want to introduce the new batch of girls.
Present batch of women joined the course in Nov-13 and they are almost towards the end of the class.New students are interested to join the class. Teenage girls who are school drop outs. Depending on the need sometimes they work in fields as coolies.Parents also are agricultural workers.

They will continue as regular batch after the present batch is finished.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Visit to Shoshana sewing centre, Angalakuduru.

 Pics of new students at this project.
Instructor Krishnaveni with the new students

This batch has both girls and married women. Majority from Agricultural background. Girls who completed their schooling. Some discontinued studies because of their family financial situation and some are looking forward to continue further studies.They are utilizing this time for the training.

Because of the raising prices, to meet the household needs,women besides taking care of the children has to work for the living and to support the family.

Since they lack  education they need some skills to lead a better life. This training would give them some confidence for their self help.

 Distribution of Sewing machines at Shoshana sewing project, Pedanandipadu Shoshana distributed six sewing machines to the ladies who are pr...