October 24, 2012
Made By Survivors happened to me by sheer luck. And i would like to thank the founders of this organization to have had the belief in me thus having given me an opportunty to be a part of the Made by Survivors (MBS) Kolkata - team. MBS has been a life changing experience for me as it has taught me how with determination and optimisim, one can fight against all odds and stand upright. Catering to hundreds of girls and women who have been subjected to sex-trafficking, ecomnic dispute or abondonment, MBS gives them ample opportunties to re-live a normal independent life, to re-establish their own lost identities, to re-create a sense of self-confidence and self-respect.Life always gives you a second chnace and that's exactly where MBS comes forward lending a helping hand to the women / girls by inviting them to join different income generating projects.The Jewelery Program is one such projects that runs in Kolkata, Jalpaiguri and Boisar (near Mumbai). The women/ girls get proper training in jewelery making from trainers who come from US. They even have different workshops hosted by different volunteers .The program has not only given then financial indepedence but has boosted them with faith and confidence and has helped them to let go their tragic past. They have discovered their hidden talents which not only get noticed but highly acknowledged. There are even women in the program who are now the primary/ only bread earner of their family and they enjoy a sense of satisfaction and victory against the hurdles they had faced so far.MBS is the solution to combat slavery and emancipate women. And most importantly the way MBS functions is unqiue. Each and every member of this organization works with the girls with care, love, affection and sincerity and that's the binding factor between the girls and MBS. I feel proud to be a part of this organization that has been helping and supporting women, girls and children to have a better future, a secured life.
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