Srinagar: To provide skill based livelihood opportunities to the women who have basic sewing and stitching skills together with entrepreneur readiness, the Department of Social Work, Kashmir University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with USHA International Ltd. New Delhi.
According to a statement issued here, as part of the MOU, the department of Social Work, KU and USHA International are launching Silai Schools in various parts of the Kashmir Valley.
Under the agreement, University of Kashmir shall be the implementing and monitoring partner of the programme. As per the programme requirements women from various parts of the valley were selected for (10) Ten days training in basic sewing skills.
The training of participants will be provided by various resource persons from USHA International Ltd. which started on 14th September 2018 in the University of Kashmir.
The training program was inaugurated by Prof. Asifa Jan, Dean School of Social Sciences, University of Kashmir in the presence of Dr. Priya Sumaiya, Executive Director USHA Social Services.
The inaugural function was attended by all the participants of the training programme, dignitaries from USHA international and faculty members of the department of Social work.
Prof Asifa Jan appreciated the efforts of USHA International towards women empowerment in the country.
Dr Priya Sumaiya, Executive Director USHA Social Services provided a detailed account of the initiative being taken by USHA International for upliftment of women. She also informed the audience about the aims and objectives of USHA Silai Schools programme.
Dr Shazia Manzoor, coordinator Department of Social work while welcoming the guests and participants highlighted various initiative of the department for welfare and development of vulnerable sections of the population.