The second step of the three step process to re imagine the waste generated in schools and colleges as resource material for Ashram and Wada schools.
THE NEED TO ENGAGE WOMEN IN THIS INITIATIVE
The large quantity of paper collected makes it a great platform for labor intensive work.
We engage women from different aspects of life.
JOINING HANDS WITH KORA KITAB
works well for them, as working on revitalizing these sheets is a spare time job.
With a steady income, each women is provided with a kit and are paid on per book basis.
To convert discarded papers into a useful product is a remarkable talent these women have.
THE WOMEN OF MANGRUL
Currently we are working with a self help group in the village of Mangrul, Vada, which is beautiful village set at about 2 hrs from mumbai.
The trial sessions that we conducted with them gave us a total of 150 books that were immediately loved and donated by Subodh Samajik Mandal.
THE WOMEN OF SELF HELP GROUPS LEARNING THE PROCESS AT MANGRUL
To know more about this beautiful village, click on the image below
THE WOMEN OF JASAVALI
Our next venture focuses on the women of Jasavali
Jasavali is a village that is just 4 km away from Shrivardhan towards Hareshwar. This part of Raigad has a continued history of migrations to Mumbai, African countries, Kuwait etc. In a way, there are not many economic activities which is also associated with poor connectivity to other nearby markets. The village is beautiful and women from poor economic class work at well off households to earn around 150 rupees a day. Also they do not get work every day. Women work much more than men but their earning as compared to men is very less.There is much more to tell you about the village but we should come to the point. Village Social Transformation Foundation, section 8 company established by Maharashtra state government is working in jasavali. There are SHGs which are groups of women to save, lend, share, discuss, decide and progress together.
Women of Jasavali are very poor and are only depended on wage and cannot even afford 8 to 10 days training. Few have decided to give their 8 days for themselves.
Others will be supported by donating revolving fund, as these women quickly learn sewing drawing books based on their experience of stitching clothes
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