A project aimed at identifying and training women with aptitude and skill in garment manufacturing under the Kudumbshree fold, ‘Vastramandalam’ was started in Kozhikode recently. Kudumbashree was launched in 1998 as a community network that would work in tandem with local government for poverty eradication and women empowerment.
The National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kannur, will train 500 women above 18 years of age belonging to the Kozhikode South constituency, in the first phase. Employment for these women will be ensured through Micro Business Hub. Women with skills in stitching were selected on the basis of an aptitude test, practical test, and interview.
MK Muneer, Minister for Social Justice and Panchayats, inaugurated a mobilisation camp to identify the beneficiaries of the project in its first phase. M Radhakrishnan, Welfare Standing Committee Chairman of Kozhikode Corporation presided over the inauguration function. Also, present were Kudumbasree District Mission Coordinator TP Muhammed Basheer and Assistant Coordinator Syed Akbar Badusha Khan during event.