Literacy Programme for the uneducated women artisans… (SETU’s 6th literacy centre…Another women empowerment initiative..)


With the objective to increase literacy rate amongst the artisan community, specifically the women artisans, literacy programmes are being continuously designed and implemented by SETU Society. In the series, Literacy classes were organised for the uneducated women artisans of Govind Garh, Rajasthan. This is a small village, about 60 kms from Jaipur. This is the 6th literacy program that has been organized by SETU. ( 5 such earlier programs have successfully completed their span of 1 to 2 years). To support the family income, women of the … [Read more...]

Establishing two new Education centres for the illiterate women artisans..

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SETU works for the upliftment and holistic empowerment of the underprivileged and downtrodden sections of the society, focussing especially on the disadvantaged women artisans. Many women have to deal with poverty and social stigma, and are still unable to break the vicious cycle as they are illiterate and lack awareness about their rights and options. SETU develops vocational skills among such women to enable them earn livelihood for themselves & their families. To further make them aware and confident, there is a need to make them … [Read more...]

Computer Training Centre for our wood carving artisans & their families..

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Making Computer Education accessible to the artisans.. SETU focuses on the overall development of artisan groups and organizes a wide spectrum of need based development programs on a regular basis. One of the long term objectives of SETU is to make computer education accessible to the artisan groups & their families residing in remote village areas. Evidently, in today's fast paced world, having the knowledge of computers is very essential in every field of work. Without computer knowledge, a person feels handicapped even if he/she is … [Read more...]

Educating Women and promoting girl child education..

Higher Education Programme for underprivileged girls belonging to weak financial background... With the overwhelming success of the various literacy programmes for women running from over a year, SETU has started a new education incentive programme specially designed for the underprivileged girls. The programme has been named "Higher Education Scheme for girls". The primary objective of the programme is to make quality education accessible to the disadvantaged girls coming from economically weaker sections of the society. Evidently, due … [Read more...]

Evening literacy classes for underprivileged women artisans

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SETU endeavours organising of development & growth oriented workshops and programs for the sustainable and overall development of the artisan groups. In the series, evening literacy classes were organized for the underprivileged women artisans of Gajsingh Pura, Jaipur. These women belong to the tailoring & construction labor community. Some women do tailoring whereas some are laborers and housewives while their husbands do the tailoring work. These artisans come from underprivileged and downtrodden sections of the society and most of … [Read more...]

Educating the masses: Literacy Programme for tassel making women artisans & their families


To achieve it's long term objective of sustainable artisan development, SETU has taken one step forward by initiating education of the artisans & their families. We believe that by getting educated, the artisans would be able to endow themselves a better life.. With this view, literacy classes were organised for the artisans and their children at Kaladera, Chomu, Jaipur. These artisans/family members are working with SETU since past many years and are engaged in making tassels & jewelry from thread. Grass root level research was … [Read more...]

Notebooks distribution among the underprivileged students of Barefoot College, Tilonia

Notebook distribution

Venue: Tilonia There exist a number of underprivileged, poor children who have to struggle hard on daily basis to have access to basic needs like books, copies, stationery etc. Even though they have the capability to study higher, they are sometimes forced to quit due to lack of basic requisites. Many affluent children on the other hand do not realize the value of these basic necessities and do not think twice while wasting them. To bridge this gap, SETU drove a fortnight long `Green campaign’ in the month of April. We collected used … [Read more...]

‘Green Education’ campaign

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World Earth Day & World Books Day (10th -25th April 2013) The presence of trees on earth is inevitable for sustenance of life. Reckless cutting of trees causes global warming and many other problems. To attract attention to this problem and to educate the children on responsible usage of resources, SETU organized a fortnight long campaign in 15 renowned schools of Jaipur, on the occasions of World Earth Day (April 22nd) and World Books Day (April 23rd). Aim of the programme • Helping underprivileged students by providing them … [Read more...]

Sponsoring Education for artisans and their children

Girl education

A lot of the jewelry making artisans associated with SETU are young girls who are either uneducated or are school drop outs. They live in the narrow streets of congested old Delhi and are mostly from poor Muslim families. Many had to leave school in between due to various constraints like lack of financial support, social taboos, lack of awareness etc. As they grow up and gain exposure, they realize the importance of education but now they feel shy of going back to school and studying along with children much younger than them. Also, some have … [Read more...]

Craft Workshop at Very Special Arts

VSA Workshop

Inclusion through Arts Venue: Very Special Arts India, New Delhi Date: December 3, 2012 December 3rd is observed world wide as the `International Day of People with Disabilities’. To observe the occasion, SETU in association with `Eco-Friendly Papers’, Jaipur, organized a Workshop on craft learning at `Very Special Arts India’ (VSAI). As the name suggests, Eco-Friendly Papers create a complete range of beautiful, handmade, tree-free paper products. VSAI is one of SETU’s partner artisans working with the disabled and underprivileged … [Read more...]

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