Professional tailoring training
FWH Creations provides the funding for an intensive course in tailoring skills, embroidery and pattern making., during which time team members can start to develop any special talents. Our heart is to extend the opportunities we can offer in the local community and provide top-quality training opportunities for increasing numbers of vulnerable people, equipping them to a high standard ready to start work and become financially independent.
The Jacobs Well team is multilingual and many of the girls speak three or four South Indian languages in their daily lives. With English being a vital language for further education and modern business in India, we are committed to funding English classes f in order to open up a wider range of career prospects and life opportunities for the future. The trainees have regular English classes covering written and spoken English.
Encourage completion of school exams
The majority of the trainees left school before completing their vital 10th Standard exams, equivalent to the British GCSE. These exams are essential for progressing on to further studies that would open the door to many more professional opportunities. Several trainees expressed a desire to complete their 10th Standard studies through evening and weekend classes, which will then enable them to take courses in skills such as pattern cutting and fashion design.
Nowadays computer skills are essential, so FWH Creations provide the funding for computer classes which enables the trainees to use modern equipment. Rhada one of the girls from the local slum community is now using her own computer purchased by FWH Creations.
Provide Access To Further Education
We are very keen to further their education, both in academic and vocational fields, in order to fulfil their own ambitions and desires. A highlight of this commitment so far has been Production Manager Lydia’s success on a Business Entrepreneurship Diploma where she graduated top of the class, winning investment funding for her planned family poultry business.
More recently Rhada has successfully been appointed as the production manager after securing inhouse training in pattern cutting and management.
Health and social care
We are committed to the personal and social development of each person and provide practical and emotional support when times get hard, be it struggles with family relationships or emergency support for healthcare and housing needs. An hour a week is taken out of the busy work schedule to provide an opportunity for the women to share their challenges and encourage each other. As well as using the local facilities for support, professional experts are contacted when help or advice is needed in matters of mental or physical abuse, healthcare or financial management.