Today women are contributing equally in every field. To promote gender equality in the villages and help women achieve confidence, the volunteers from The Foundation Trust train women members in the SHGs to earn their livelihood and lead by example.
Under the women empowerment programme in quarter 2, Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme (EAP) was arranged through EDII-Gandhinagar. Awareness sessions were organised on several Government schemes for women, artisan card, marketing strategy and relation building process.
Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme (EAP) – EDII
In association with Entrepreneurship Institute of India (EDI), GHCL Foundation organized an entrepreneurship awareness program for the tribal women.
EDI, Gandhinagar and their regional office Valsad, Gujarat, conducted the session. The presenter of the session was Mr. Prakash Solanki, Mr. Binodbhai, Mr. Hemantbhai and Mr. Rajendrabhai.
During the session, insights were shared about artisan card, government schemes, marketing strategy and several other training programs. 30 tribal women participated in the session.
Skill Training for Women Empowerment
Under women empowerment and skill development, The Foundation Trust, successfully completed the second batch of sewing training at Village Tiruvedagam, Tamil Nadu. 33 participants received training in 75 working days. Post this a 3 day handicraft training and Entrepreneur Development (EDP) training was also given to the participants.
Organising such skill development programs helps to boost the confidence level within women to establish their own set-up for earning livelihood and becoming financially independent. The trust also collaborated with NABARD Bank for extending loan facility to women who want to start their own enterprise.
SHG Review Meeting
A series of meetings were conducted with various women self-help groups during the month. Activities were reviewed the importance of vaccination was discussed. The SHG’s also discussed future plans, saving activity, exposure visits, training etc. Approximately 120 women participated across 7 villages.