Miss Sanya Jagwani, Head of Public Relations and Outreach at Enactus Jai Hind College approached us during Covid to arrange a free Online training workshop for our NGO ladies. We agreed and clubbed it with our offline handmade jewelry making workshop. Their team was enthusiastic to provide collaborative training. After the Enactus Online workshop we continued our offline workshop for the same attendees. The attendees greatly benefited from this Online and Offline workshop.
The Program was designed as follows:Topic 1 – Online Hygiene awareness workshop – 1:30- 2:00 pm (Short break of 10 mins) Topic 2 – Online Basic Stitching workshop – 2:10 – 2:30 pm (Short break of 10 mins) Topic 3 – Offline free handmade Jewelry making workshop – 2.40 pm to 4 pm
Offline workshop was conducted by our NGO trained ladies and volunteers. All attendees were served with tea and refreshments.
Donations: All expenses of the workshop and raw material was taken care of by our NGO. All the handmade jewelry were given to the respected women who made them and masks were donated to all women attendees.
Another lending hand during the Covid time we got is from Swakaya Wellness Center, Pune who supported our NGO members by giving 1200 Disposable kits which included a disposable Mask, Skirt/bermuda, towel, bedsheet, handkerchief etc.
It was quite a task but as it falls into essential product service, we followed all the Covid norms. Distance and hygiene was maintained while working together. There was a great support provided by Swakaya Wellness Center and they helped in providing raw material as well as packing material. The Women received lots of appreciation and the order was delivered successfully. Lots of other Ladies parlors contacted us for disposable kits. It was a good opportunity for our ladies to earn their livelihood in the Covid situation to work from home.
Donation Received : Mrs. Lipi Khemka, owner of Swakaya Wellness center donated us the amount for making all the disposable kits for their wellness center.
We conducted a Paper bag making workshop on behalf of Republic Day for needy & underprivileged women. This activity is majorly taught to these women because the raw material for making these bags is easily available.
While giving them training we also create awareness of eco-friendly & biodegradable products. Make them understand how paper bag usage is better than plastic bags and how they can be reusable, how they are non-toxic and don’t choke the oceans like plastic bags.
We also showed them other Handmade paper and brown paper bags which can be done by using the same process as taught in the workshop.
Donations : All the expenses are borne by the NGO required for the workshop. The bags which are made in the workshop are given to the respective ladies who made them and donate some raw material to them so that they can practice at home and take a step towards earning a livelihood. After the workshop they are given tea and refreshments.
We have trained our NGO ladies to create seasonal products that are in demand e.g. colorful rakhis are sought after around Rakshabandhan.
Mrs. Gauri Sonawane from the NGO Lata Mahajan Foundation approached us for an initiative related to these Rakhis. Lata Mahajan foundation works for the upliftment of needy women giving them opportunities to earn their livelihood. Mrs. Gauri Sonawane wanted us to train her NGO women in the art of making Rakhis. She was willing to bring them to our Corvee Foundation. Due to her strong follow up and passion for social work, we were able to arrange a One-Day workshop for their ladies. It was a great initiative to work collaboratively.
Mrs. Sangeeta Gawali from our foundation is the senior most who has mastered the skill of handicraft product making. She was assigned the task of teaching the needy women of Lata Mahajan Foundation who attended the workshop on that day. Voluntary support was provided by Jay Ambre (our active volunteer)
Basic Material was given by our NGO. All the Rakhis made by the participants were given to them for appreciating their learning effort. Mrs.Gauri Sonawane was very happy with the training and was so amazed by the self made Rakhis that she paid some amount as a token of appreciation to Sangeeta and team who successfully trained those ladies.
Mr. Kautstubh Amte of Anandwan started Samajbhan Abhiyan, an initiative by Anandwan in Pune as well as in nearby villages. He approached us to make a collaborative effort to train women for creating handmade products in Ashti Village. Initially in the month of May we conducted a free basic paper quilling workshop for 100+ women at Ashti village and in rural areas of Pune.
15 to 22 ladies were selected from each group and June onwards they were given extensive 4 month free training for creating basic to advanced level quilling artifacts. One representative from each group was told to maintain the Record book for all the shortlisted women attending the workshop for all 4 months. Basic raw materials like tools, papers and sticking material were provided to the shortlisted ladies, so they can practice and master the art to start earning their livelihood. Some women later trained other women from their villages. They also started their Self help group and showed interest in learning more handicraft products.
Donations: Basic raw materials like tools, papers and sticking material as a token of Appreciation to the ladies in collaboration with Anandwan.