“An MIT VGTTA initiative for empowering women"
- Empowering Women
- Empowering the Nation
- To strengthen the power of socially and economically deprived women by empowering them with required skills to be independent and self-reliant.
- To promote the culture of Women Entrepreneurship.
- To identify the weaker women.
- To train the women with different skills, this will help them to start small scale industry.
- To be the catalyst in providing the market for their sales of the product.
- To help them with micro financing for their products.
Empowering women in rural areas is great challenge, but micro enterprise or small scale entrepreneurship may be a tool for the women empowerment in rural India. It is not only to increase national productivity, to generate new employment, but it is also essential to make women economic independence, to improve women’s leadership quality and independent in decision making.
Rural women may contribute in national economic development by household based works like knitting, weaving, embroidery, bakery, flour milling, food preparation and its preservation.
Keeping this view in mind MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul Teachers Trainging Accademy, B.Ed. College started initiative to empowering rural women under SAKSHAM. Our intervention enables women to become self-reliant, develop inter-personal skills and recognize the importance of the role and the contribution they can make to society.
By forming SAKSHAM , women become much more independent and are excited to have an alternative way of earning their livelihood. These women undergo skill enhancement training and pick up various trades such as Colorful and Decorative Diyas, Gel Candles, Floating Candles and Paper bags among others, so they can sell their produce in the market, aiming to earn profits. They are also made aware of how they can access markets and negotiate the price of the goods they have painstakingly made.
This Programme started from 16th October 2015. We trained these ladies to make following things,
- Colorful and Decorative Diyas
- Gel Candles
- Floating Candles and
- Paper bags also.
There were 29 ladies in this Programme and very interestingly and creatively they made this material. They made 195 Diyas, 36 Gel Candles, 53 Floating Candles. We arranged the exhibition of this material on 5th November and 6th November in our college campus and sell the material in this exhibition.
We will continue this Programme with various activities like,
- Soft Toys Training,
- Jewelry Making
- Ceramic Painting
- Embossing Painting
- Fabric Painting
- Glass Painting
- Artificial Flower Making
- Marketing of all above Products