Meet Renu, The project Why Sewing Teacher
Six years ago Renu Karotia joined the Project Why Sewing Circle. Her husband had lost his job due to a work accident, her family had lost their home and they were snowed under huge debts.
After joining the Project Why sewing class, Renu started taking small sewing jobs at home. Gradually she then grew into the role of the sewing teacher and began enjoying teaching others.
Now her children study at the after-school support classes run by Project Why. Renu is also now paying back her debts and knows that she holds the key to her future.
What is Project Why?
Project Why is a flagship program run by the Sri Ram Goburdhun Charitable Trust, that provides educational support to underprivileged children. This after-school support program goes beyond academics, to include life skills and all-around development.
Project Why also runs vocational skill programs for women from underprivileged homes. Every year this nonprofit reaches out to 1200 children and 160 women.
Since 2007, over a 1000 women have been trained at the Project Why Sewing Circle.
How you could help Project Why:
Thanks to the Project Why Sewing Circle, today Renu, the sewing teacher, is looking at developing the skills of her students through a six-month programme This will enable them to find employment in the garment industry.
Project Why needs the following:
Interlocking machine 4400/-
Pico machine 5600/-
Ironing board 2000/-
Cutting table 4000/-
6-month salary for Renu 60,000/-
Total amount needed: 77,000/-
Pleas note: All the amounts mentioned above are in the Indian Currency or the Indian National Rupee (INR)
Why you should donate to Project Why
Women are true agents of change and helping them find the means to earn a livelihood goes a long way in transforming the lives of their families. At Project Why, Renu and her students not only practice sewing but also learn to read and write. When women are empowered, domestic violence drops, and the future generations gain access to better education.
Would you like to contribute? Donate here
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If you’re donating from India, your donation is 50% tax deductible under section 80G, and the entire expense account would be put up on the Project Why website once the amount is raised.
Join the Project Why family by supporting Renu, so she can help women like herself. No amount is too small, and every little bit would help make Renu’s dreams become a reality!
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5 thoughts on “Let’s turn Why into Why not? #ProjectWhyDelhi”
Good to know about Renu and her story. She is an inspiration. Project Why sounds great and I will surely spread the word about it. Thanks for sharing this Mayuri.
Thank you Mayuri for supporting Renu. It means the world to us at Project Why. Hope you come and see us some day
Project WHY is doing an amazing job of helping women find their feet in this cut-throat world and the least we can do is to laud their efforts and support them as best as we can. Thank you for sharing her story and being a part of this initiative Mayuri. My post has also gone out yesterday. Glad I could be a part of this.
In most simple words – An Inspiration.
I would love to share this on my timeline.
Thanks a lot for sharing & keep it up
Rarely does one come across such initiatives who have the credentials to show some good and real work on the ground. Been amazing to read and write about Project Why.
And yes, congratulations for the Orange Flower Awards nominations