Jaago Foundation: Stitch and Dream for Women’s Empowerment

Jaago Foundation: Stitch and Dream for Women’s Empowerment

The project expands upon Jaago’s current designer clothes production program led by underprivileged women and mothers of Jaago students. The existing project has operated for over four years and sells products through the Australian fashion brand, Bachhara.  The products under this new program will be sold in the U.S. in partnership with Ashfia Rahman, a Bangladeshi expatriate living in the U.S. and Jaago’s USA outreach partner. The program will reduce dropout rate in Jaago Foundation Schools, create employment for local communities, and empower underprivileged women in local communities.

Activities:

  1. Diversify production from designer clothes to leather products, handicrafts, and block print art.
  2. Integrate advance sewing machines into the production line.
  3. Train 288 women in designing these goods. After training, Jaago will hire 48 of these women to lead the U.S. production line.
March 19, 2014