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PARAS INDIA, in partnership with Usha International Ltd., has implemented the Usha Silai School project, an innovative initiative that aims to empower women in rural regions through the power of sewing.


The project provides sewing machines, training, and support to women, enabling them to launch their own enterprises and secure a sustainable livelihood. The project has expanded beyond Delhi to include locations like Kanpur Dehat, under the extended project called SWALAMBAN.munities.


  • The primary goal of the Usha Silai School project is to empower low-income women in rural communities by providing them with vocational training and entrepreneurship opportunities. The project aims to equip women with sewing, embroidery, stitching skills, as well as business management and product marketing techniques.



  1. Empowerment through vocational training: The project seeks to empower women by providing them with vocational training in sewing, embroidery, stitching, and related skills. By acquiring these skills, women can gain employment or start their own sewing enterprises, thereby achieving financial independence.

  2. Entrepreneurship development: The Usha Silai School project focuses on developing entrepreneurial skills among women. It equips them with business management techniques and product marketing knowledge, enabling them to establish successful sewing businesses and generate income.

  3. Livelihood creation: The project aims to create sustainable livelihood opportunities for low-income women in rural areas. By providing them with the necessary skills and resources, the initiative helps women secure a living and improve their overall economic well-being.

  4. Women's empowerment and self-sufficiency: Through the Usha Silai School project, women are empowered to become self-sufficient and independent. By gaining valuable skills and knowledge, they can overcome socio-economic barriers and make significant contributions to their families and communities.


The Usha Silai School project has achieved several positive outcomes:

  1. Skill development and employment: The project has successfully equipped women with sewing, embroidery, and stitching skills, opening up employment opportunities for them. Women trained under the project can secure jobs in the garment industry or start their own sewing enterprises.

  2. Entrepreneurial ventures: By providing training in business management and product marketing, the project has enabled women to establish successful sewing businesses. This has resulted in increased income generation and improved financial stability for the women and their families.

  3. Women's empowerment: The project has contributed to women's empowerment by promoting their economic independence and self-sufficiency. The acquired skills and knowledge have boosted their confidence and provided them with greater decision-making power within their households and communities.

  4. Socio-economic development: The Usha Silai School project has contributed to the socio-economic development of rural communities. By creating livelihood opportunities and fostering entrepreneurship, the project has helped uplift the overall well-being of the participating women and their families.

The Usha Silai School project, implemented by PARAS INDIA in collaboration with Usha International Ltd., is a commendable initiative that harnesses the power of sewing to empower women in rural areas. By providing vocational training, entrepreneurship development, and support, the project enables women to acquire valuable skills, secure livelihoods, and achieve economic independence.

Through the Usha Silai School project, women are not only trained in sewing, embroidery, and stitching but also equipped with essential business management and product marketing techniques. This holistic approach ensures that women have the necessary tools to establish successful sewing enterprises and contribute to their communities' socio-economic development.

The project's outcomes, including skill development, employment opportunities, entrepreneurship ventures, and women's empowerment, demonstrate its effectiveness in transforming lives and fostering sustainable change. The Usha Silai School project serves as an inspiring example of how vocational training and entrepreneurship can empower women, enhance their socio-economic status, and drive inclusive development in rural regions.

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