“My opportunities are boundless”

I have been a part of Oasis India’s vocational tailoring programme in Hallegudadhahalli, Bangalore. Before joining the tailoring classes, I was taking care of my family and the daily household chores. Since my husband is a tailor, he encouraged me to take up tailoring classes at Oasis. After joining the course, I learnt to stitch clothes perfectly. With the help of my husband, I started taking orders too! My husband brings orders from the community and I earn INR 5000 every month through this.

Joining the course at Oasis India has empowered me with many new skills. I not only learnt tailoring, I also learnt how to bake a cake, make bangles and door mats. All of these skills help me generate income in a small way. Today, I help my husband with his small tailoring shop. We run it together and it has become a great financial boost for our family. I felt very confident and realised that my opportunities are boundless. So I joined a fashion designing course and I am learning different patterns, designs and ideas. I plan on opening a boutique where I can train other women from our community in tailoring as well!


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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