When I first started blogging, four years back I was ecstatic. This was the way to end India’s economic challenges.I am a diehard optimist.B ut I realized something. Blogging is not for everyone. It’s not the kind of skill which has a turnkey monetization. But if you could teach something or encourage people to share their skills online? That could be an interesting social experiment.
But how will they reach millions worldwide? Thats where you can help. Maybe you have a skill, something you can teach, which can help someone. Maybe you could share your lessons on your YouTube video, through your blog or Podcast? Maybe you could start something in your neighborhood?
In India, the Government is trying to encourage beti bachao beti parao. They are trying to give social security, food security, life insurance, medical insurance, skill training, and special benefits for women entrepreneurship. But they still need our help to cross hurdles. This Project Why is a chance to make a difference now.
MEET RENU, THE PROJECT WHY SEWING TEACHER
Six years ago, when Renu Karotia joined the Project Why Sewing Circle, her husband had lost his job due to a work accident, her family had lost their home and incurred huge debts. After joining the Project Why sewing class, she started taking small jobs at home. She then grew into the role of the sewing teacher and began taking pride in her students.
Renu is now repaying her debts. Holding the keys, rather the sewing machine to her future has given her confidence that few other things could. Her children study at the after-school support classes run by Project Why.
PROJECT WHY ACTIVITIES
Project WHY is a flagship program of Sri Ram Goburdhun Charitable Trust, that provides educational support to underprivileged children. This after-school support program goes beyond academics, to include life skills and all-around development.
Project WHY also runs vocational skill programs for women from underprivileged homes. Every year this nonprofit reaches out to 1200 children and 160 women.
Since 2007, over a 1000 women have been trained at the Project Why Sewing Circle.
WHAT IS NEEDED
Today Renu, the sewing teacher, is looking at developing the skills of her students through a six-month programme. This will enable them to find employment in the garment industry.
To this end, Project Why needs the following:
Interlocking machine 4400/-
Pico machine 5600/-
Ironing board 2000/-
Cutting table 4000/-
6-month salary for Renu 60,000/-
Total amount needed: 77,000/-
WHY YOU SHOULD DONATE
Women are true agents of change and helping them find the means to earn a livelihood goes a long way in transforming the lives of their families. At Project Why, Renu and her students not only practice sewing but also learn to read and write. When women are empowered, domestic violence drops, and the next generations gain access to better education.
Read the Project Why story at www.projectwhy.org
If you’re donating from India, your donation is 50% tax deductible under section 80G, and the entire expense account would be put up on the Project Why website once the amount is raised.
Join the Project Why family by supporting Renu, so she can help women like herself. No amount is too small, and every little bit would help make Renu’s dreams become a reality!
Want to know more ?Read the Project Why story at www.projectwhy.org
If you are sewing, crocheting, quilting or creating a product or service, to start your own journey as an entrepreneur, do write to me and I will feature you,.Theres no better story than that of an entrepreneur
Your donation is 50% tax deductible under section 80G, and the entire expense account would be put up on the Project Why website once the amount is raised.