Faculty of Fashion & Design, SGTU is actively participating in extension activities to support the nearby village area. The target group are the females of Budhera village. Females were targeted because they were from economically weaker or marginalised backgrounds grow up experiencing discrimination in access to learning opportunities, economic resources and time.
In a situation where a family’s insufficient resources need to be prioritised, boys get preference in being supported towards seeking education. Girls grow up accepting their lot in life and make do with whatever learning opportunity is on offer locally and stop at the level up to which it is available, which may be only up to high school in several cases. Therefore it is very important for the females to be trained with such skills so that they could support their families as well as are self-confident and employed. In this regard, Faculty of Fashion & Design is facilitating the females of nearby communities of Budhera (district) to learn the Skill on Construction Techniques, Pattern Making, Tie and Dye, Best out of waste and Embroidery Techniques. Students surveyed that people who are interested in learning about fashion, after learning this value work and they could be able to do some work and earn money.
Knowledge regarding stitching was imparted to females so that they can construct/develop products by their own and also open their own tailor shop in nearby area or in their house itself. Different techniques of Tie and Dye were imparted so that they could be able to make beautiful articles by using this technique. The females of Budhera village were skilled with these techniques so that they can improve their lifestyle.