Today we are celebrating Sumitra!
Sumitra has been with jacobs well since 2004 when she was part of the team teaching embroidery to women affected by the tsunami near Chennai. The tsunami had a devastating effect on the livelihoods of many people and jacobs well was among several organisations asked by the Bishop of India to help provide training and new opportunities to these individuals. The training was a great success and in the following years we were thrilled to hear that many of the ladies had gone back to their villages and set up similar training programmes for their own communities.
After her time in Chennai, Sumitra joined the jacobs well unit in Bangalore. Already skilled in embroidery, here she learned tailoring for the first time and is now amongst the most skilled members of the team, working on the sampling and stitching of complex orders. Most recently Sumitra has conquered the challenges of sewing slippery silk and satin fabrics, and is doing fantastic work on a range of delicate dresses.
For this reason we have awarded Sumitra the jacobs well ‘Employee of the Month’ certificate for May 2013, and we’re excited to see her continue to grow in her skills and experience. Here, Production Manager Lydia presents the certificate. Thanks for being such a valuable member of the team, Sumi!