Certificates to the thirty sewing center girls in Kasur
15 Nov 2007
Kasur: November 15, 2007. "I was not appreciated by my mother to come to the church compound for sewing training by Milap Organization. But I continued with the support of my father and continued. As a result when I started earning Rs.100/- to stitch one suit then my mother was happy and encourage Saima Ishaq said this during the certificate distribution ceremony conducted by Milap Organization on the 9th November,2007.
At Raja Jang in the Kasur District some 55 km from Lahore the teacher of sewing centre Mrs. Parveen Mustafa briefed that there were over 45 girls who started last year but gradually only thirty girls were able to complete the course. She said that the girls go to the brick kilns to make bricks and some of them go to the fields to earn their living. "I appreciate their dedication and commitment to learn this skill".
The catechist of the place Ashraf Paul, in whose house the sewing centre was opened, said that the parents, students and the teacher worked together with a good collaboration and they were able to gain this certificate. He requested for the 50% hekp tobuy the machines for some of the poor ones.
Fr. Inayat Bernard, the coordinator of the Radio Veritas Asia's Urdu Service form Manila said as the chief guest that a skilled girl will be an asset for the family after their marriage. He said that this art can never be stolen from them and it is hoped that they will use it for the economic development of their families.
Miss Margaret Piara, director Milap Organization said that out of three, it is our second centre where the girls have successfully reached till the end of their training. She urged the girls to contihe their work and become even expert in their skill. She said that very often the men do not work or Do forbids if they become ill or become the victim of any accident or misfortune, their sewing skill will be helpful and they will not depend on the others. She said that with their limited resources she will try to help 50% to buy the new machine which costs about Rs, 1800/- with the help of the donors.
The Milap Organizations working in Kasur and Lahore from February 2004 for the widows, orphans, disabled and destitute. On Christmas and Easter special gifts are given to the sewing centres and the widows and orphans.