Mulki: Six months of free Tailoring Course provided by Samanvaya to the women of Lingappayyakadu village, in Mulki concluded on 18 July 2012 at a function organized by the students who had completed the course.It was fourteenth tailoring course by Samanvaya in memory of late Rev. Fr Bernard D’Souza, a renowned philanthropist and sympathizer of the poor. The programme began after a prayer.
Co-ordinator of Sahodaya Bethany Sewa Kendra, Bendoor, Sr Michelle addressed the trained women to make the best of use of the job skill given to them and improve their lives. She also congratulated and wished them prosperity in future.
Women’s Coordinator of Samanwaya, Sr Mabel D’Souza also gave similar advice in her brief speech and wished the prospective tailors a bright future.
Director of Samanvaya, Rev Dr Ronald Cutinha narrated a moral story of a ‘Clock’ which keeps on working tirelessly, and motivated the women to work in the same manner without being lazy. He said that if women give up laziness, they can definitely improve the living conditions provided , they make efforts and work hard individually or through communities. In their own interest, he expected them to make use of the knowledge and wished them great success. In conclusion of the tailoring course which had begun on 9 January 2012, merit certificates to all 21 successful students were distributed before the audience by Rev. Cutinha.
Students Lakshmi and Bhagyashree spoke about their experience during the six months tailoring class and thanked Samanvaya, Sahodaya Benthany and their teachers for giving them the opportunity to learn and empower them economically.
Bhagyashree welcomed the audience and proposed vote of thanks. Manjula compered the programme. Bhagyajyothi Mahila Mandala President,Lakshmi, Sahodaya Benthany Sewa Kendra Social worker Shailaja and tailoring teacher Tejaswini were also on the dais. With fourteenth tailoring courses conducted by Samanvaya in memory of late Fr Bernard D’Souza so far, 256 women having received the job skill, most of whom have become economically secure. Fifteenth tailoring course has already commenced at Paladka where 30 women are undergoing the course