JSP Foundation’s Tailoring Centre For Tribal Women At Odisha’s Barbil

Joda/Barbil: As a part of its ‘Sustainable Livelihood & Women Empowerment’ programme, JSP Foundation launched a tailoring training-cum-production centre in Deojhar gram panchayat, Barbil.

The centre, located at Jan Jeevika Kendra of JSP Pellet Plant, was inaugurated by the plant’s Unit Head Brij Badhadra in the presence of Deojhar gram panchayat sarpanch Dhurba Charan Naik and panchayat samiti member Laxmi Munda.

The social arm of Jindal Steel & Power (JSP) aims to reach out to aspiring underprivileged women from the tribal-predominant region of Joda-Barbil in Keonjhar district.

Tribal women will be provided skill development and employment opportunities through quality training and infrastructural support.

Women from local communities can enrol for a six-month tailoring-training programme at the centre, where 60 women can be trained in two batches every year.

Thirty 30 women who have enrolled for the first batch will be provided all possible support in garment production. The Foundation will also help them reach out to buyers by improving market linkages for their products.

“This initiative by JSP Foundation will provide tribal women with much needed skills of tailoring that would help them in becoming financially sustained to support their family. This program would make a life-changing difference in the lives of these women. We are quite happy about the Foundation for initiating this tailoring training centre in this location,” Badhadra said in his address at the inaugural ceremony.

Prashant Hota, the company’s President, Group Head CSR & Head Corporate Communications, said: “The holistic development of communities around is at the core of our business philosophy. Our constant endeavour is to reach every section of the community through our structured CSR initiatives which are need based and operate in a 360-degree mode. This Training cum Production unit is our another initiative out of many others, which will be empowering the underprivileged tribal women of this region.”

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