Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Project Why Fundraising for Renu’s Sewing Circle #GivingTuesday #projectwhydelhi

Renu, the Project Why Sewing teacher
This is Renu Karotia. Six years ago her husband lost his job due to a work accident. Her family lost their home and incurred huge debts. That’s when she joined Project WHY, the result of which transformed her life from ruins into one that was filled with hope and empowered her to become an entrepreneur. 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 thus became a proud teacher inspiring students. She is now paying back her debts and knows that she holds the key to her future in her hands. Her children study at the after-school support classes run by Project WHY.

What Is Project WHY

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.
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Project WHY also runs vocational skill programs for women from underprivileged homes. Every year this nonprofit reaches out to 1200 children and 160 women. Over a 1000 women have been trained at the Project WHY Sewing Circle since 2007.

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: Iron                                                 1000/- Interlocking machine                  4400/- Pico machine                                5600/- Ironing board                               2000/- Cutting table                                4000/- 6-month salary for Renu        60,000/- Total amount needed:            77,000/- (850 £/ 1090 USD)

Please Consider Donating

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. This is empowerment in its truest sense. You can be a part of this too by lending a helping hand in keeping the Sewing Circle Programme stay alive. All you need to do is donate to this fundraiser, any amount would do a great help to a lot of these people who depend on this programme for their livelihood. You can make your donations here. 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!
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10 thoughts on “Project Why Fundraising for Renu’s Sewing Circle #GivingTuesday #projectwhydelhi

  1. Women like Renu deserve all the support and help that we can give because they are the real change makers in society today and even if they advance a small step towards improving their lives, it will leave a significant impact on the lives of other women like her who would also like to become self-reliant and turn their lives around.

  2. Women like Renu are inspirational for women coming from diffeent stratas of economy. The commendable efforts of organisations such as Project Why also need to be appreciated in making women self-sufficient. I am highly hopeful that with all the efforts of the bloggers, this fund raiser is going to a huge success. Thanks to you too, VInitha for writing about it and spreading the word.

  3. It is an altruistic step indeed, Vinitha. I don;t have net banking, being a homemaker, didn’t find it as needful. If one of you can send a format to remit the amount ( small only), I will be able to do it from my debit card.

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