India is the second largest producer of textiles and garments in the world. Molly John founded the Tailoring School in Chennai in order to train women to work in the garment industry.
At the Tailoring School, women are taught how to use a sewing machine, how to cut fabric, and how to assemble patterns into articles of clothing. By learning these job skills, the women are qualified for better-paying jobs, which bring much-needed income to their families. The women also gain a sense of personal dignity and self-respect.
The tailoring program has benefitted over 5,000 women since it began in 1991 and the tailoring skills are also taught in the girl’s house.
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