Projects in Pakistan
The in-house sewing and drafting training program in Pakistan continues to produce successful graduates who now earn their own income and help support their families. The women who are training at FBL also care for their children and/or elderly parents at home, hoping to generate enough income to support them and improve their overall quality of life.
On September 22, the chairman of FBL, Jalal Sultan opened Jiwani Heights Training Centre in Pakistan. This institute teaches women stitching, embroidery and fashion design at a cost of Rs. 300 per month. It works under the chairman's NGO, The Foundation for a Better Life. Its first batch had 30 women, 22 from Jiwani Heights and 8 from the Ali Complex, situated right across.
"The institute teaches women stitching, embroidery and fashion design at a cost of Rs. 300 per month."
A formal opening was held inside the apartment building where the women could stitch a complete outfit from scratch.
The first woman judge of a high court in Pakistan, retired Justice Majida Razvi was the chief guest at the opening ceremony.
Fashion Design Training
FBL's first fashion design course began in February 2014. It consists of 12 months training and 2 months internship with clothing manufacturers and boutiques. Thirteen students have graduated and are now working and earning up to Rs. 30,000 per month.
Recently, FBL began a program offering tuition assistance to students who desire a career in nursing.