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Distribution of sewing machines to students – Sankalp – Mamood

January 8, 2024 – The ceremony of distribution of sewing machines to students from the Amrita Sankalp Tailoring center in Mamood, Alappuzha, took place today. The machines were offered to the Amriteshwari stitching center business group, formed by 12 students of the center who have successfully completed the tailoring courses and training. After the distribution, The coordinator and witness members signed a Machinery Handover Affidavit.

The Mamood training center was part of the SANKALP project (Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion project), implemented in various parts of India by Amrita University in collaboration with Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship MSDE, Government of India, and the National Skill Development Corporation NSDC, to boost short term Skill Training programs for long term benefits through strengthening institutions, bringing in better market connectivity and inclusion of marginalized sections of the society. Through the trainings, women gained the skills and confidence they needed to start their own businesses.