HOH and MIJWAN STORY
It was in early 2005 when HOH adopted the Sewing and tailoring program in Mijwan village...a little village in north India where female infanticide rates were frightening, .started by Kaifi Azmi..It was this great mans dream to empower the girl child of Mijwan.
HOH is so blessed to have played a major role in this great Divine Play. In early 2000 this program consisted of a few broken sewing machines on a torn dhari.( carpet )
It was a challenge for HOH With the Grace of the HIGHER POWER and our incredible team at HOH , lead by Dr Nalini Bhat ..
This simple Training center .... became a Production center ..and became self sufficient and self funding by yr 2010.
Today Mijwan is most famous village in India adopted by
Famous designer Manish Malhotra along with designers like Anita Dhogre,.
Several famous Bollywood stars are the brand ambassadors of this tiny village Who will walk the ramp in Manish Malhotra's creations made from fabrics these girls have embroidered
In year 2012 HOH started the EEP ( English Empowerment Program ) and E2E ( educate to empower ) programs using long distance learning strategy like skype to educate , mentor and teach conversation English .These 2 programs have been an excellent grooming ground for the village girls . This has helped the girls build confidence and become ambitious . This skype based learning was their window to the outside world where they got to interact with new kind of Mentors and teachers of the E2E and EEP under the leadership of Madhvi Pratt .They learned new things like preparation of interviews , writing essays ,giving presentations and speeches in a friendly non threatening loving environment under the guidance of the EEP teachers .
This impact cannot be quantified with numbers and scaling this program is challenging . It has definitely prepared these girls into the next phase which HOH hopes to implement which is incorporating
COMPUTER COURSE ,Sports program , Drama and Dance in the school curriculum