The Adara is working and now has 200 artisans employed who do embroidery on dresses and other household items like mats, napkins, tablecloths, table runners etc. These women are paid for their work. Apart from the income that these artisans earn to support their families, APWA also earned a net income of Rs. 25,0001-this year from the sale of handicraft items in Lahore.
The women in these centers come from various shanty towns and villages. The main villages from where the women come to work in the Adara are:
- The area on the outskirts of Satellite Town
- Killi Ismail and
Other than these villages, the women from Sibi also come and get benefits from this handicrafts skill development center.
The women working in APWA classes produce different types of embroidery, special emphasis on local designs. This preserves for historical reference, many patterns that would otherwise have been lost in this mechanical world.
KILLI ISMAIL PROPERTY
The Killi Ismail property, which is lying vacant is put under 24 hour security surveillance. The security is provided by a security company whose security personnel take shifts to oversee and guard the premises.
APWA’s High School participated in a workshop held by Hilal-e-Ahmer regarding HIV Aids. This workshop covered various topics related to the disease and measures for prevention.
Even in this dire conditions, APWA Baluchistan is progressing courageously to educate, empower and protect the health of the women/girls of Baluchistan.