USHA Silai School is a school for teaching girls and women with a capacity to teach at least 20 (twenty) in the village to sew, and this school shall be operated and maintained by a Woman Entrepreneur using an USHA sewing machine. The primary objective of this is to engage poor and marginal women to some income generation activities through running of the silai schools in the villages. The programme would reach out to the most marginal communities and would focus on women who have an inclination towards sewing by imparting sewing skills to them and encouraging them to train other village girls and women. “Woman Entrepreneur” is responsible for operation and maintenance of Usha Silai School and is willing to teach women to sew. The Silai School model The woman would be given a sewing machine, the know-how of stitching and maintenance of sewing machine. The woman in turn would have to teach at least 20 students in span of 1 year. The women would also be taught how to service the machines and repair minor problems. The women can use these skills to earn their livelihood and become financially independent. Therefore the women would have three sources of earning: a. Income from teaching sewing b. Income from stitching c. Income from servicing the sewing machine of others This project desirous to reach out the remote villages of the country, by promoting “USHA Silai Schools” with the aim of empowering the village level woman entrepreneur to teach sewing to village women within the community space ‘USHA Silai School Project’. Rajiv Youth Foundation is implementing the USHA Silai School Project in 20 villages in Mallapuram districts of Kerala. We started the project on 15th day of March, 2012. We provided training to sew and repair machines to 20 women and distributed one sewing machine each to all of them. Manjery MLA Sri. M Ummar inaugurated the programme in the presidentialship of Sri. Rasheed Paramban President of Rajiv Youth Foundation and with the presence of Smt. E K Vishalakshi Manjeri municipality Vice Chairperson and Welfare Standing Committee Chairpeson Smt. Nandhini Vijayakumar. They all have started the ‘Silai School’ as per agreement and teaching many girls and women. We had appointed a Co-ordinator to monitor and support the ‘Silai School’ teachers. This co-ordinator is visiting each school and submitting the review and progress report every month.

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ഉഷ ഇന്‍റര്‍നാഷണല്‍ ലിമിറ്റഡുമായി ചേര്‍ന്ന് മലപ്പുറം ജില്ലയിലെ 40 വില്ലേജുകളില്‍ ?????? സ്കൂള്‍ പദ്ധതി നടപ്പിലാക്കുന്നു. ഇതിന്‍റെ ഭാഗമായി വിവിധ ഭാഗങ്ങളില്‍ നിന്നുള്ള 40 വനിതകളെ കണ്ടെത്തി അവര്‍ക്ക് തയ്യല്‍ പരിശീലനവും മെഷീന്‍ റിപ്പയറിംഗ് പരിശീലനവും കൂടാതെ ഇവര്‍ക്ക് ഓരോരുത്തര്‍ക്കും ഓരോ തയ്യല്‍ മെഷീനുകളും സൗജന്യമായി നല്‍കി. ഇവര്‍ മുഖേന 40 വില്ലേജുകളില്‍ ഓരോരുത്തരും 20 വനിതകള്‍ക്ക് വീതം തയ്യല്‍ പരിശീലനം നല്‍കുന്നു. ഇവരെ സഹായിക്കുവാനായി ഒരു കോഡിനേറ്ററും പ്രവര്‍ത്തിക്കുന്നു.