Tata Power recently organised another batch of sewing & stitching training program for rural women in Tiruldih after the successful completion of the first batch. The objective of this initiative was to generate employment opportunities and supplement family incomes of the local women. The training programme was conducted in collaboration with USHA International and ESAF and comprised of a batch of 32 women who were taught the basic concepts of stitching and clothing design. Upon completion of the training programme, the participants were given a certificate. Skill enhancement programmes such as training sessions on embroidery and other aspects of tailoring have also been provided to add value. The women were also encouraged to form self-help groups to further enhance their skills and become entrepreneurs.
Speaking about the initiative, D Santra, Deputy General Manager, Tiruldih Project, said, “This initiative is aimed at imparting the right skill sets to the women and making them independent and self-reliant. We are thankful to Usha International and ESAF for lending their support to this noble project, and helping us in reinforcing our commitment to bring sustainable livelihood to our communities.”
VK Nori, Head, Project Development, Eastern region office, said, “We are extremely delighted with the response we have received for the programme. The goal of this initiative is to take women out from the confinement of their households and involve them in activities. This is part of Tata Power’s community development initiative which runs various programmes on skill development leading to enhancement of income level.”