AWAKEN runs a vocational tailoring programs to help the many adult women with limited literacy and vocational skills.
This program consists of six months of learning to use sewing machines to make clothing, while at the same time being taught how to read and about basic health practices. With these skills, they could better care for themselves and their families. Upon graduation, they are given a sewing machine and materials.
The first class graduated 32 women. Since the first program, AWAKEN has provided a total of twelve programs, each in different villages within the Behsood District. For many women, these skills meant the ability to survive with dignity, and to add to family and community self-sufficiency.
In 2015, 40 women completed health, literacy, and sewing classes. The women took sewing machines back to their villages to share their new skills and provide a brighter future for all.