In 2016 the Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM) established a training center for poor, semi literate women in Hyderabad with an investment of $25,000.
Kaleem Kawaja, Executive Director, Association of Indian Muslims of Aim America, wrote this in an email group: “This center is now complete in 2017 with the installation of about 20 modern computer operated tailoring, cutting, sewing machines, classrooms etc The Center provides free 12 month training in producing export quality garments.
“Garments include: uniforms for students in schools, for workers in industries and scientific labs, police & military, shirts, trousers, jackets, and fancy ladies garments.
“All trainees are given training for a 12-month certificate course, free of charge. Upon completing the training these women can find good paying jobs (Rs 10,000 pm) in garment manufacturing factories in Hyderabad, Secundrabad, Osmanabad and other nearby cities, as well as other cities in India.
“Each class comprises of about 50 women students who are given hands-on training on the tailoring machines by a set of instructors.
“Please click on the video below to watch a short movie that shows the event where the Telengana chief minister inaugurated the center. Movie also shows classrooms where the women are being trained and interviews with them.”