For many women education is not an option.
In Pakistan and Azad Kashmir women are often divorced or widowed at an early age but at a time when it’s too late to gain a school education. Sadly the only option usually available is domestic work or sweat shops which can make them vulnerable to abuse.
Savayra Foundation UK vision of “skills to sustain” and“tools for trade” was the backdrop to the first Savayra Skill Centre in 2003
Currently Savayra Foundation UK has 5 skill centers operating in District Rawalpindi & Gujerkhan. Each skill centre provides training in sewing, embroidery, fabric painting, and local crafts.
Courses for 30 girls in each centre are run at six monthly intervals with a certificate and prize giving ceremony including the providing of sewing machines to graduating students.
Over 3000 women have benefitted from this program to date.