NR Foundation initiated a Tailoring Training programmeunder the Phase II of project Prerepana
Mysuru, January21, 2017:NR Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the NR Group, makers of Cycle Pure Agarbathiesrecently inaugurated a tailoring training program for the womenat KSB colony,Kalyanagirinagar and AmbedkarJnanaloka, Metagalli,Mysuru, in association with the implementing partners Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM).
The program is an initiative under project Prerepana which has been started with the sole aim of empowering women and providing them with various job opportunities. The training programme was inaugurated by Ms. Sindhu Suresh, Director, VIIS and Ms. Anitha, Head-Operations, SPPL. All the equipment’s for this programme under this initiative has been provided by Prerepana for the training.
Commenting on the initiatives, R. Guru, Chairman of NR Group, said, “Community service is an integral part of NR Group. Our motive behind this tailoring program is to empower women and make them self-sufficient. We are glad to provide alternative job opportunities for the women. We hope to create a difference in their lives through our initiative.”
Around 50 women from the locality were facilitated with the opportunity to learn the skills of tailoring. A dedicated faculty, Ms. Shobha from Rudset Institute has been invited for coaching the enthusiasts under her guidance.
Speaking about the initiative S. Sindhu Suresh, Director, VIIS said, “Empowering women through a tailoring program is a wonderful initiative taken up under project Prerepana. By training the women they are not only making a difference in an individual’s life but to a whole family. With project Prerepana NR group has addressed various social issues and backed it up with their support. I am glad to be a part of something like this and would like to wish success to everyone working for it. ”
NR Foundation entered into the next phase of ‘Project Prerepana (Phase II) in the month of April, 2016 to promote sustainable development of seven slums in Mysuru through its focus on health, education, and socio-economic empowerment of youth and women. NR Foundation had earliersupported the Phase 1 of this project which lasted for 5 years from 2006 to 2011 implementing partners being Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM).
About Project Prerepana
Project Prerepana (Phase II) aims to promote sustainable development of seven slums in Mysuru through its focus on health, education, and socio-economic empowerment of
youth and women. NR Foundation had earlier supported the Phase 1 of this project which lasted 5 years i.e. 2006 to 2011. With an aim to generate awareness on issues crucial for development, establish learning centers, provide career guidance and counseling, and strengthen community-based institutions, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), the implementing partner had successfully executed Prerepana phase—I (2006). This had focused on women and child welfare with its thrust on health and education.
Following the phase I success, proposed for 5 years (2016-21), and to sustain community driven progress, Phase II Prerepana aims to address and resolve the critical needs of the slum dwellers and strengthening the key social development indicators like issues of health
(Alcohol De-addiction), education (Children & Youth) and facilitating linkages for social entitlements in the community. The project will lay its focus on seven slums of MysuruvizAmbedkarJnanaloka, MetagalliEkalavyanagara, Bharath Nagar, Kalyangiri—KSB Colony, VandeMatharam, Shivrathreshwaranagara and Kesare- Kurimandi.
About NR Foundation:
NR Foundation is the nonprofit charitable trust of the NR Group. Sri N. Ranga Rao, founder of NR Group (makers of Cycle Pure Agarbathies) strongly believed in giving a share back to society from what it has received. This belief has now become an ideal of the Group and “NR Foundation” is the result. Education at all levels for the betterment of society at large is an important aspect of their philanthropic activity. NR Foundation also supports a variety of social activities in and outside Mysuru city very passionately. The following are the CSR activities of the foundation:
â— Ranga Rao Memorial School for Disabled [RMSD]
â— Project Prerepana
â— Project Unnati and Cycle Scholarship Programme
â— Vocational Training for Women
â— Supporting Art and Cultural Events
â— For details www.nrfoundation.org.in
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