A free Tailoring Course for tribal women has just finished in Kunnapattu village.
The course began last July: an expected duration of six months – 5 days a week for two or three hours a day – 7 women attending.
The course was explicitly requested by some women of the village to follow up on a project hypothesized some time before by another Association which had been operating in the village for a few years.
Five old sewing machines – already used in previous courses – were made available by the Association; the teacher established a topic for each month: the ladies worked first on small models, then dresses for children and finally skirts, women’s trousers, blouses and chowridhars for adults. The final month has been devoted exclusively to practice.
In addition to the sewing machines, MTI paid the teacher, took care of the maintenance of the machines and bought fabric and consumables.
All the clothes produced during the course – especially those for children – were distributed in the poor tribal village of Panjartheerthi
The course ended in February with a certificate of participation; all the women were given a new sewing machine thanks to a special donation of around 50,000 rupees from an Italian sponsor