1. Fashion Technology – Tailoring and Embroidery:
This project started on 5th December 1995 with a view to make marginalized adolescent dropout girls and women to become self-employed through tailoring and embroidery. It is works for duration of six months, with each batch consisting of 60 adolescent girls. It is one of the low cost program and it gives livelihood option to many to start their small trade at home itself. The secret of training is to empower, restore and regenerate women & girls and improve their status. The uniqueness of this tailoring centre is the simple way of teaching and helping the trainee to learn from repeated practical classes. For many women-headed household, tailoring trade feeds their family members.
Moreover, PEARL creates awareness among them on pre-marital counseling, healthy lifestyle, health & hygiene, role of women in society and family, gender discrimination and issues that concern based on the needs of time.
2. Handmade Embroidery Greeting Cards Making:
The programme, started in the year 1997, is primarily meant for giving training cum employment opportunities to dropout adolescents and underprivileged girls, hailing from the rural areas. The programme trains them on artistic, hand-made greeting cards making. The well designed cards are supported by Little Flower Sangha members and their friends. These beautiful cards designed by adolescent girls fetch rewarding acknowledgement among the consumers. Not only do these young women find fair and just employment, but also a number of them continue formal education through distance learning centres and some even attending evening colleges. The income so earned, is helpful for them to look after their health needs, support their families and safety for their own future.