#110, MSB Lane, CAR Police Quarters, Mysore road, K.R Market, Chamrajpet, Bengaluru-560018

PARIHAR in association with Bengaluru City Police is taking steps towards women’s empowerment by providing skill development training. A Skill Development Training Centre was set up on March 8 on the eve of International Women’s Day for PARIHAR beneficiaries, underprivileged women living in the vicinity of the slums of Mysore Road and few police wives at CAR Police Quarters. This initiative can go a long way in improving the lives of underprivileged women by making them financially independent. It’s also commendable that the training is free of cost, making it accessible to women who may not have the means to pay for such training.

A six-month extensive free certificate course offered to the trainees by training them on how to cut and stitch various outfits, as well as how to make designed saree tassels and paper and cloth bags, the women are being equipped with marketable skills that can help them find employment or start their own micro-enterprises. The fact that job placement assistance is also provided is a significant bonusas it increases the chances of trainees being able to find work upon completing the training. Currently over 55 women have benefitted from this course and counting.

Overall, this initiative is a great step towards women’s empowerment and can have a positive impact on the lives of many women and their families.

The center was inaugurated by Dr. Sharanappa S.D, IPS-Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime), Bengaluru city,Mrs Asha Dinesh – Trustee of AshrayaHastha and Mr. Govardhan Murthy CSR Head, Gramothan Foundation Trust.

Women learning at the center

Certificate distribution to the Trainees by Sri. Yathish Chandra IPS, Dy. Commissioner of Police (Crime)


Naziya, aged 32, belongs to a low-income household and lives in Tippu Nagar on Mysore Road. She has been married for ten years and has two daughters and one son. Currently, she supports her family as the sole breadwinner as her husband who has been diagnosed with cancer is unable to support the family. Prior to being diagnosed, her husband used to sell kitchenware on the street. However, due to his frequent hospital visits for cancer treatment he is unable to work.

Naziya was able to complete PARIHAR’s Skill Development Tailoring Course and now has a steady source of income (Rs. 500-600 per day) to support her family.

Savithri is an earnest 27 year old woman from a police family. She has two children and lives in the CAR police quarters (her husband works in the police department). From a young age she was determined to be financially independent but on getting married and having children it became hard for her to work. On hearing about PARIHAR Skill Development Tailoring Course she grabbed the opportunity. Being already familiar with tailoring she enrolled for the course with the aim of upskilling and becoming a professional tailor.

On completing her course, she started taking tailoring orders in and around her home and now earns approximately Rs. 10,000 per month. Savithri says, “I am so happy that I am able to earn, now I can save for my children’s future.”

At 44 years old, Fathima is a widow with three children and lives in Vinayaka Nagar. Her husband was a tailor who passed away a year ago after which Fathima’s sisters began taking care of the family. A local introduced her to PARIHAR’s Skill Development Tailoring Course. She was keen and joined the course to learn how to use her husband’s sewing machine and continue his profession. After completing the 6-month course in January 2023, she is now confident that she can maintain and take care of her children.
PARIHAR’s Skill Development Training Centre has been able to positively impact the lives of so many women by providing them with the necessary skills and resources to become financially independent. It is truly empowering to see women taking charge of their lives and using their talents to create successful businesses and support their families.

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