Two sewing centres have been running now for several years within the buildings that are used for the schools. Fifteen ladies are trained five days a week for one and a half hours each day. There is a qualified sewing teacher for each of the three projects.
When we visited these centres, we were impressed by the quality of the garments being produced. The teachers were obviously highly respected by the students and there was a positive spirit among them all. In the light of the success of the above three centres, Sam and his team have begun five small sewing initiatives among small communities in the mountains and if these continue to develop positively we will look at broadening our support to embrace some or all of them.
The team who run this centre have a real heart for the needs of those around them. North India is far less economically advanced than the south. Although India is a fast-developing global economic power, many of the poorest people in the world live there.
For the last quarter of a century the team have given themselves to serving the needs of the people among whom they live.