Training initiative in Atsaliya village, Hardoi District, UP, India

Shanti supported a training initiative in Atsaliya village near Sandila Block of Hardoi District, UP, India. As a result of the training and committeemen from the young adults, a sewing class has been initiated with 20 students – 16 girls and 4 boys. Training focused on binding, savings, microfinance and how to sell textiles. Shanti team also spent a great deal of time learning what motivates the students. The sewing class has resulted in new opportunities for young adults who otherwise would have very little skills and ability to support their families. The students are keen to advance their vocational skills so that they can create their own businesses.