Al-Iqbal Sewing School
Women's empowerment includes the action of raising the status of women through education, raising awareness, literacy, and training. Women's empowerment is all about equipping and allowing women to make life-determining decisions through the different problems in society.
Al-Iqbal Sewing School is yet another initiative from ABMDP.
- The programme is cost-free for the students. In other words; cost for cloth, machinery, teacher salary etc. is payed by ABMDP.
- The desire to enroll for this programme is so immense, that 2 classes have been established – morning/afternoon.
- The young girls learn the art of tailoring, knitting and needlework. Whatever they sew/knit is theirs to keep or is sold. The income is naturally given to the respective student.
- Students participate in exams at Jhelum to obtain official recognition of their ability. Until now all students have passed with flying colours and achieved top marks – MaashAllah!. Private donors have awarded each a sewing machine.
We aim to support sustainable, inclusive and equitable economic
growth by promoting women’s economic empowerment.
In mid-May 2008 Al-Iqbal Sewing School had to close temporarily due to relocation.
On the owners request, Al-Iqbal Sewing School had to leave the premises on short notice. All of a sudden we were forced to find a suitable replacement and relocate.
The timing could not have come at a more worse time since severeal students were preparing for their graduation exams.
Once hearing the news, many students let their feelings be known with tearful eyes. They were assured that the school will insha’Allah open again soon.
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