Amina – Setting an example

Amina has two beautiful daughters and a son. Her youngest daughter, Heena is part of Blue Edge, a 6-month employment readiness programme at Oasis. She introduced her mother to the vocational tailoring programme at Oasis to help her become self-dependent. When Amina was young, she aspired to be a nurse but as she married at 16, she was not able to study further or seek employment. Today, after graduating from the tailoring course, Amina is able to stitch dresses, gowns, kurtas, blouses, etc. not only for herself but for orders from her neighbours as well.

Heena says, “Recently, I see that my mother has started having conversations with me about various subjects. She stitched a gown for me and I am so happy to see her do these things.” Amina’s sole wish is to educate her daughters and she does not want them to get married at an early age. She wants her children to pursue their dreams and she does not want their aspirations to be underestimated like hers.

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Dear friends and patrons,As 2022 draws to a close, I would like for us to look back at a year that heralded in new directions for Oasis India: year one of the 5-year strategic plan of new partnerships, a year of social enterprise, and organisational sustainability.While it was certainly challenging in many ways, it also showed how strong our commitment to the vision and mission are as an organisation – be it as board members, supporters, members of senior management, the national leadership team, or project staff.We can take pride in the fact that we resumed the annual Mukthi Bike Challenge this year, launched Oasis India’s 5-year strategic plan for 2022–2027, and started a new integrated community empowerment project in Assam—Oasis Academy Guwahati and Football for Life (FFL). We also initiated potential partnership discussions with PCI-Mizoram for anti-human trafficking and Thrive for Good under food security, etc. These great achievements lays the foundation for our work in the upcoming new year.There were notable life-changing stories of beneficiaries in each of Oasis India’s hubs and the many other challenges we overcame as a team. Successes achieved in a time when we were forced to adapt to very adverse circumstances So, I want to thank all our staff for the hard work and commitment they have shown over the past year. Our combined strength is what makes us flourish as an organisation.Thank you, our supporters, for walking this journey of growth and development hand in hand with us. As you celebrate Christmas with friends and family, I hope you will look back on the year with the same sense of accomplishment and joy that we all feel at Oasis India.I wish you and your family a happy Christmas season and a prosperous 2023! Best regards,Mangneo LhungdimExecutive Director,Oasis India