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  project name ~ Prabartak Samgha Destitute Home

category ~ Livelihood Generation

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Prabartak Samgha Destitute Home

  NGO

 

PSN (Prabartak Seva Niketan)

  Category

 

Livelihood Generation

  District

 

Chandannagar

  State

 

West Bengal

  Budget Approved

 

$ 2500

 

  Year Approved

 

2004

 

 
 
 
 
 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Komudi Singh

 

Columbus
Columbus

 

  Caption

 

 

- Empowerment of handicapped and destitute women, Sewing unit at Prabartak Sangha Destitute Home.

 

  Summary

 

 

Prabartak Sangha Destitute Home, founded in 1943 by a well known freedom fighter Sri Motilal Roy, is a residential centre for mentally and physically handicapped and destitute women. The centre also aims at imparting vocational training to its residents to make them self-sufficient and independent. Specifically, the home focusses on training its residents in weaving, knitting, sewing and embroidery in order to produce marketable goods like sarees, napkins, carpets, bedsheets etc. Currently 18 hearing impaired girls are being trained by an instructor in these activities.

AID columbus supported this initiative by Prabartak Samgha Destitute Home by providing financial assistence to establish the necessary infrastructure and hardware. 18 hearing impaired women are being trained currently.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Currently, 18 hearing impaired women are being trained in looming and have produced sarees, carpets and bedsheets. Two of them have the aptitude of semi-skilled artisans and can operate the looms independently.

 

  Goals

 

 

The goal of this project is to establish a means for financial sustainability and independence for destitute and handicapped women resident in the Prabartak Home. This can be achieved by imparting non-formal vocational training for the women in activities like sewing, knitting, weaving etc so that they are well trained to independently produce good quality marketable products like carpets, sarees. This would help provide a new direction to their lives and help them be confident and financially independent. The first step in this is to establish the necessary infrastructure and hardware with some instructors for training the women. To this end, AID columbus funded, partly, purchasing of the Knitting machine and Sewing machines.

 
 

  


 
 
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