CHINAR Kashmir Distributes Free Sewing Machines In Budgam


SRINAGAR: A sewing machine distribution event was held at CHINAR Kashmir Home, Khanpora Budgam, on Monday morning to empower underprivileged women and promote self-sufficiency.

CHINAR Kashmir, a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing support and opportunities to the less privileged, organised the distribution program in collaboration with Relief and Rehabilitation Asia Incorporation, USA.

The event witnessed the donation of 30 sewing machines by Relief and Rehabilitation Asia Incorporation, USA, recognising the importance of empowering women through the SEED (Skills Enhancement and Entrepreneurship Development) program of CHINAR Kashmir.

The distribution event was attended by over 40 women, including SEED Trainers and trainees from different areas of Kashmir who are already being trained under CHINAR Kashmir’s SEED Program. The participants expressed gratitude toward CHINAR Kashmir for organizing such an initiative that would improve their lives.

Speaking at the event, the president of CHINAR Kashmir, Nazir Ahmed Qureshi, emphasised the importance of skill development and economic empowerment for women.

Rass Masood Shayik, who heads the donor organisation Relief and Rehabilitation Asia Incorporation, USA, also shared his thoughts and felicitations. He stated, “By providing these sewing machines, we are not only giving these women a means to earn a livelihood but also equipping them with a valuable skill that can be passed down through generations.”

The recipients of the sewing machines expressed their joy and gratitude, acknowledging the positive impact this initiative would have on their lives. They spoke of their aspirations to start sewing businesses and contribute to their families’ financial stability.

Notably, CHINAR Kashmir has provided vocational training to over 800 underprivileged women through the SEED Program. CHINAR Kashmir runs 12 SEED Training centers across multiple rural areas to develop their Designing, Tailoring, and Sewing skills, thus enabling them and their families to earn and live a self-sustained life.


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