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21 March 2014

Myanmar Weavers To Train inmates of Mizoram Home

Aizawl, Mar 21 : A number of orphans and drug addicts, all inmates of a home run by Thutak Nunpuitu Team (TNT) at Zuangtui near Aizawl, will be trained at the Handloom Weaving Centre by two Myanmarese weavers.

The Handloom Weaving Centre, jointly established by TNT and the Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF), was inaugurated on Tuesday by G Malsawmdawngliana, joint director of industries (handloom and handicraft).

The weaving centre is equipped with 8 Myanmarese looms and three Indian-made looms installed at a cost of Rs 3 lakh funded by the AOF under its corporate social responsibility programme.

Amway executive Bikramjit Paul said the weaving centre will serve as a skill-development centre and will be self-sustaining for the inmates of the home so that they find employment after leaving the home.

The AOF has also helped the students of the home by providing them school uniform, textbooks, drinking water and sanitation inside the home's premises.

At present, the TNT home has 68 workers, 250 mentally challenged people and drug addicts, 420 orphans and 303 students. The home depends solely on donation from NGOs, individuals and churches.


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