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Helping underprivileged women through Tailoring Classes: The Next Step to Self-Empowerment

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Sewing is an essential skill for any woman to have, but it can be hard to find the time or money to invest in taking classes. Sewing skills are needed for many jobs, but they’re especially important for women who live in villages where income opportunities are few. The lack of sewing skills disadvantages them in a number of ways, including having difficulty finding work. More than 75% of the girls in the village never get any training to gain job skills. So if we have time to sew, we have time to earn some money for our families. Now India is helping women train for sewing jobs by creating educational programs that cover the basics in different cities. Seek Foundation is one of the NGOs that never fails to encourage Women’s empowerment. It uses sewing as an important outreach program for years, and its efforts are paying off.

But these are not only for women in remote villages but also for the urban poor, who lack basic sewing skills. Classes are taken in more than 15 villages namely Edamachi, Manamathi, Thirupulivanam, etc. Classes are in the afternoon from 1.30 PM – 4 PM. More than 40 women are trained. Their participation in tailoring workshops is an important step towards empowerment and freedom from poverty and provides them with the skills they need to earn money for their families, get jobs, and be independent. The sewing skills taught in village tailoring workshops give women economic opportunity, but it is the opportunity to earn their own money that empowers them. The economic independence that they acquire enables them to be less dependent on their husbands and to help their families to develop as well. Women are trained in Cutting patterns. They are taught how to sew from scratch. They were also taught about all the parts of the Tailoring machine if just in case there is any fault they can solve on their own.

Seek Foundation volunteers are teaching these women the valuable skill of textile production by giving them, free-of-charge sewing classes

SEEK EDU-CENTRES IN RURAL AREAS

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Seek Foundation aims to provide additional education to children in rural areas. Rural children do not have access to many things that other children have access to. They struggle to get the same opportunities as urban kids. This initiative of ours is to uplift the children at an academic level where they can compete with other children from urban areas. The original aim of these centres was to provide children from disadvantaged backgrounds with better access to schooling.

In 2017, we started these Edu-centres in various villages like Manamathi, Poondhandalam, Porpanthal, Pulipakkam, Thirupulivanam. This step provides a child to have access to free tuition in the evenings. As people living in these areas tend to be more isolated from society, many find it difficult to find work and bring home an income. Seek Edu-centres have been a great way for these kids to have an opportunity at a better future, as they’ll be able to attend universities and become successful professionals. Although the Edu-centres are a good start, more needs to be done. These centres are established to enhance the school experience of the village children by providing them assistance in completing their homework, clarifying their doubts in their subjects, paying more attention to weaker subjects of the children.

Seek Foundation supports the education of more than 250 children through Edu-centres. In each centre, we have around 30-40 children. Classes are held every evening for 2 hours except Sundays. Today our tuition centers are run in more than 15 villages of Tamil Nadu. In each village, tutors are identified, appointed, and trained. The program also focuses on English communication for the children. We have Talk sessions and children are trained to answer simple questions in English. Seek Edu-centres now provide a safe space for the children to learn, play and explore!

Tailoring Workshop

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Seek foundation doesn’t fail to encourage and motivate women. It is an initiative from Seek Foundation where it brought around 45 women of the age group of 20 to 35 of Edamachi & Manamathi village. They were taught about stitching various types of dresses(umbrella skirts, normal skirts, tops, choli,chudithar,katcholi etc.) and tailoring techniques. This class was for about four months.They were also taught about all the parts of the Tailoring machine if just in case there is any fault they can solve on their own.

Say No to Food wastage

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Organic waste and especially Food waste is a worldwide problem, it cost to be disposed and nothing is gained from it, it causes the emission of harmful gases such as methane. Food waste recycling is a process to convert food waste into useful materials and products for achieving sustainability of the environment. Taking into consideration all these factors Mrs. Vimala Britto invested in a decomposition machine. She has drawn awareness among the people around the Esthell Village. She has also explained the people how this to be used as poultry fertilizer, soil amendment, energy source, even construction material. This kind of manure contains many  components, including nutrients, organic matter, solids, energy, and fiber. The machine holds the specification of

  • capacity: 1000 kg / day
  • raw material: biodegradable waste
  • process time: 24 hours

 

The objectives of this Machine are less Process time, Easy to use, odorless, and power saving. The designed food waste decomposition system is designed for rapid composting performance. The system employs high temperature, microorganisms to decompose food waste and organic matter. The prototype was able to decompose organic waste in a time frame of 24 hours with minimum harmful gas emissions and odors.

Women Empowerment 2021

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Mrs. Vimala Britto, secretary Seek foundation always has the vision towards Women’s Empowerment. Covid-19 has brought huge economic fall all over the world. The most affected will be below average people who rely on daily wages. Since men cannot find work as laborers on the nearby farms. The women finally decided to take matters into their own hands to secure their futures amidst the pandemic Mrs.Vimala britto encouraged all the women in and around the village in making infrastructures and materials made of coconut tree from Esthell resorts.They have collected coconut dry leaves and reething in such a way to make broomsticks.Some of them harvested large no of dry coconut leaves and immersing into water then weaving the leaflets in order to make small mat and roof for the houses.Ropes and floor mats are extracted from the outer husk of coconut.All these products are sold on their own without any middlemen and petty traders.
This became possible through Mrs. Vimala Britto who encouraged them to lead the family on their own and to feed the family. “Something is better than nothing”

Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign

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Seek Foundation in association with Greater Chennai  Corporation Zone-13  has organized a Covid-19 vaccination campaign on the 25th of March 2021 at St Britto’s Academy at Velacherry. People in and around Velachery walked in with their Aadhaar for their first dosage of Vaccine.GCC organized this vaccination camp to help employees who cannot go to a vaccination center on working days. GCC comes with a group of nurses inoculated scores of residents who stepped into the venue. A doctor was present monitoring everyone.

BYC 2020-2021

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MORINGA AS FERTILIZER

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Moringa as a natural fertilizer? Yes, All of us know Moringa contains lots of nutrition for the human, to add Moringa also has a lot of nutrients for plant life. It has anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. The leaves contain a substance that stimulates plant growth and increases crop production.

By knowing the facts of Moringa, Mrs. Vimala Britto secretary Seek Foundation initiated this kind of awareness about Moringa – has natural fertilizers on 16th July 2020 to the people around the village.  Moringa leaf extract could trigger the activation of physiological compounds in plants to improve the damage caused by drought. Moringa leaves extracts can be used to alleviate the adverse effect of water deficit stress.

Mrs. Vimala Britto has a keen interest in Organic farming. She guided the people in creating a natural fertilizer from food waste. As a result of which huge natural fertilizer bag was created to form a good fertilizer for plant growth.

Fundraiser

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My name is Cecil Prince Manoj Felix and I am here to fundraise for my collegue, M. Satish Kumar . M. Satish Kumar is 30 years old and is residing in Chennai. M. Satish Kumar has been diagnosed with Cancer. M. Satish Kumar is from a LIG [Low Income Group] and survived by his wife and 2 children. The salary of the employee is only Rs. 15,000 and he is working with our organization [Kerry Indev Logistics] as executive operations at Chennai as an In-plant co-ordinator for a period nearly 2 years. He has been diagnosed with Cancer (Adenocarcinoma) 3rd stage and underwent treatment at ESI hospital and then later shifted to Royapettah Government hospital at Chennai due to lack of facility. He has been there in the hospital for nearly a month now and undergoing treatment. Chemotherapy is in process and surgery to take place sooner. He is the only bread-winner in the family. From our organization, we are also in the process of fund generation from employees supporting employees platform…

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