The Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM) based in Washington DC has begun building a tailoring training center for poor Muslim girls and women in Hyderabad, according to a press note.
The Center will train poor Muslim women in cutting and sewing export quality garments, shirts, pants, school uniforms, and factory uniforms etc by training them on modern, computerized sewing machines. The garments are exported to countries in the Middle East, Asia and Europe. AIM is building this center in collaboration with the Hyderabad-based Community Institute of Technology. The Hyderabad Association of Washington is also a partner in this project.
The training program started in January 2016 with the first batch of 30 girls. The training duration is in two phases of six months each. After that they can find jobs earning about Rs 10,000 or more per month in the garment industry in Hyderabad which is booming these days.
AIM has sent a donation of Rs 10 lakh to the Center so far. The money has been used to purchase sewing machines, hiring teachers and improving the building etc.