Thoothukudi, 18 September, 2019: As part of the Phase II of Sterlite Copper’s ongoing Sakhi project for the entrepreneurial development of the women of Thoothukudi, training in areas like Bag Stitching, Mushroom Cultivation, Honey Bee Cultivation and Sanitary Napkin preparation has been completed. The completion certificates and kits were distributed at Tulasi Social Trust, to more than 130 women from 20 core villages in and around Thoothukudi.
With the launch Sterlite Copper’s Sakhi project since March 2019, various awareness sessions, trainings and classes have been given to more than 1000 women of Thoothukudi under Phase I and 390 women under Phase II.
98 women, 11 women, 12 women and 10 women completed their training in the areas that include Bag Stitching, Mushroom cultivation, Honey Bee Cultivation and Sanitary Napkin preparation respectively.
Sterlite Copper’s Sakhi has unfolded in two phases with trainings on Bag Stitching, Organic Sanitary-Napkin Preparation, Livestock Rearing and Bee Cultivation being initiated as part of the first phase. The trainings are well-planned and range anywhere between 5 and 45 days depending on the specific vocation being taught. Women between the age groups of 18 and 45 have been taking part in these trainings.
Women from the villages of Madathur, Milavittan, Pandarampatti, Vadakku Sankeraperi, Therrkusankeraperi, Pudurpandiapuram, Swaminatham, Chillanatham, Naiynarpyram, T.Kumaragiri, A.Kumarareddiyuram, Therrkuveerapandiapuram, Ayyanadaipu, Shanumgapuram, A.kailaspuram, Soirispuram, Vadakkusilukanpatti, Therrkusilukanpatti and Thoothukudi city are part of the various training activities.
Ms. Babitha, from Fathima Nagar, one of the trainees of Phase II shared: “We are extremely happy to be a part of initiatives like Sakhi that gives me and my friends a good platform to develop our skills. I have been able to stitch more than 1000 bags. It personally gives me a golden opportunity to be socially and economically self-reliant and I strongly concur with the belief that the best and most effective tool for development is the empowerment of women.”
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