New Delhi, November 24, 2014 (Online News India): Usha International Ltd one of India’s leading household consumer durables company today announced the launch of the Usha Silai School Programme in Bhutan in association with Tarayana Foundation a nonprofit organization working towards improving the quality of the lives of vulnerable individuals and communities in Bhutan. After 4400 Silai schools in India and 100 in Nepal this programme is now being launched in Bhutan to empower village level women.
As a part of the 10 day silai school training program which starts today, twenty women have been selected from three districts of Bhutan on the basis of assessment guidelines shared by Usha.
These women would be trained on advanced sewing techniques to become Master Trainers. These trainers will thereafter not only provide sewing services in their own villages but will also train other women as an income generating activity.Usha will provide all the machines and materials required, while Tarayana Foundation will provide logistic support and coordination during the training period. Tarayana Foundation would also be setting up 3 production centres called Tarayana-Usha Sewing Schools in three districts of Bhutan in Thimphu, Trongsa and Mongar. These centres will provide employment opportunities to women living in remote villages.
Speaking at the launch, Dr. Priya Somaiya, Executive Director, Usha Social Services commented, “We are extremely excited to bring our flagship project to Bhutan post the over whelming success that we have witnessed in India and Nepal. Being the pioneer in the sewing machine business, Usha International has the requisite expertise to impart training in sewing, stitching and other allied industries. We strongly believe that rural women need alternative skills that will in turn contribute to their securing an economically viable livelihood by opening up opportunities for income generation.”