In a bid to support the Karbi women for the development of their skills and empower them, Aaranyak, a prominent conservation organization working in Northeast, inaugurated a community tailoring centre.

The community tailoring centre has been set up at Chandrasing Rongpi village in Kohora, Kaziranga.

Aaranyak team is working cohesively with Karbi women group for sustainable livelihoods and skill.

Aaranyak said it is committed to supporting the local communities living around high conservation value landscape in Northeast India.

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In such an initiative, a one-day programme on supporting three sewing machines and inauguration of the community tailoring centre was organised on December 1, 2021 at Chandrasing Rongpi village in Kohora.

Aaranyak has supported the centre with three sewing machines and inaugurated the community tailoring centre, with the objective to train local women groups interested in tailoring, sewing, and cutting.

The training centre is intended to augment the craftsmanship of the local community and thereby provide support towards betterment of their livelihood, empowerment and self-sustainability.

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A total of 31 community members were present during the inauguration programme.

“In the initial stage of the training programme, 7 women were selected for the training followed by 23 women listed their name in advance for the next training program in the community tailoring centre,” Aaranyak said in a statement.

The centre was inaugurated by Kareng Rongpipi, a local entrepreneur from the village.

Bapuram Engti, a village elder started the programme with a prayer.

Anjana Rongpharpi hosted the event. The programme was also attended by Swapan Nath, a local school teacher and journalist, who gave them wonderful ideas for self-empowerment and making use of the training facility sustainably.

Sarlongjon Teron of Aaranyak also discussed some wonderful ideas related to skill development, natural resource management and women empowerment in the region.

One of the participants, Beauty Tissopi on behalf of all the trainees showed her gratitude towards the organiser for providing them a platform and opportunity for learning as well as hone their skills, which she strongly believes will help them in future.

From Aaranyak, Sourav Gupta, Arijit Dutta, Avinash Phangcho, Rowel Engti and Ratul Das coordinated the facilitated the programme.

“Aaranyak is committed to supporting the communities living in the villages of the Kohora River Basin for sustainable livelihoods through its Community-based Natural Resource Management Programme currently supported by the US Fish and Wildlife Services and the Disney Conservation Fund,” the NGO said.

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