‘Learn to Earn’ at Smt. Kasturi Bai Memorial Sewing Centre
Merino Group strongly believes that women are an integral part of our society, Hence the Group is promoting women empowerment initiative through a programme called “Learn to Earn” at Hapur. The activities are being implemented by “Smt. Kasturi Bai Memorial Sewing Centre” under aegis of the Trust since April 2014. Women coming from the families of economically weaker sections and willing to work earn after trainings are considered as eligible candidates for training under ‘Learn to Earn’ program.
The project has three categories of trainees, viz., learners, apprentices and earners:
Uplifting the lives of women through its innovative training, it has enabled many with essential skills which has helped them to avail work opportunities and earn for well-being. Once up skilled, we also provide them with ‘work from home’ option which helps them to maintain work-life balance. An all-new Health Check-up canter for women in Kolkata has been an important addition to this story.
- Learners - a vocational training for sewing and stitching is provided to adult women. Three-months training is provided so that they can stitch/sew finished cloths as T-shirts, Shirts, Trousers, and Pullovers etc.
- Apprentices - there is provision for one month apprenticeship after successful completion of three- months training course. which helps learners to improve their skills and start earning with their work. After completion of their apprenticeship women start earning.
- Earners - The training centre monitors and facilitates in earning of regular income through some arrangements with job-work providers in garment making or cloth stitching.