Providing advanced machinery & fostering Market Readiness… an endeavor of SETU/ Kallista to uplift the Silver Jewelry artisans..

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Since ages, different forms of craft work have been practiced in India and widely appreciated across borders. This is true for Indian silver jewelry & artifacts as well.. Indian men and women have an unmatched inclination towards gold and silver jewelry. Gold & silver are also passed on from generation to generation as heirloom collection! However, with the changing times, people indulged in jewelry making as their ancestral businesses are now shifting to new job avenues in search for better monetary gains. Here, we are talking about … [Read more...]

Livelihood Training Workshop for the women Artisans..

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Women empowerment is one of the foremost objectives of SETU. Making women literate & financially independent are the two main pillars that make them empowered in real sense. To achieve the mission, SETU has been running a literacy centre at Govind Garh, Rajasthan for the illiterate women in that locality. To take the women towards the next step of self-reliance, SETU conducted a livelihood training workshop for them. The objective was to develop necessary craft skills & inculcate self employment opportunities among the artisan … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Providing quality healthcare services to the artisans ..Health is their most precious asset!

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Health and Eye checkup Camp & distribution of spectacles for the wood carving artisans.. Date: 24th September, 2017 SETU strives towards making healthcare accessible to the artisans and in this effort, regularly conducts health camps for the under-privileged artisan groups associated with us. In the series, a full-day health and eye checkup camp was organized for the wood carving artisans on 24th September 2017, in a small town near Bijnor, UP. The region is inhabited by predominantly artisans and their families engaged in wood … [Read more...]

Product Design and development Workshop for the Paper-Mache Artisans, Srinagar(J&K)

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A Product designing and skill development workshop was organized for our Paper Mache artisans, based at Srinagar, Kashmir. The Group is engaged in making beautiful and unique artifacts from recycled paper, which are then hand painted in fine traditional & modern designs. The objective of the one month long training program was to engage underprivileged women in the craft so as to open livelihood opportunities for them. Also, it aimed to improve the designing skills of artisans and make them aware of the current product design trends … [Read more...]

Celebrating World Fair Trade Day..

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World Fair Trade Day takes place on the second Saturday of May each year to bring together the fair trade movement in a global day of activation for real change. It is an inclusive worldwide festival of events celebrating fair trade's contribution to the fight against poverty, exploitation, and climate change. To celebrate the day, SETU organized an awareness workshop to increase understanding about the Fair Trade & ethical business concept among Blue Pottery artisans. SETU has been associated with these artisans for over a year. … [Read more...]

Free Eye Check-up Camp and distribution of spectacles..

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To make healthcare accessible to the underprivileged artisan groups, SETU organised a seven day long Free Eye Check up Camp for the artisans of our Godavari Women Lace Artisans Co-op Society (GWLACC) based in Narsapur, Andhra Pradesh. The venue for the camp was Vijaylakshmi Eye Hospital, Narsapur. The artisan group is associated with SETU for many years and makes unique crochet lace products. It is the main source of income for the artisan families due to lack of employment opportunities in the area and for this reason people are migrating … [Read more...]

Celebrating World Earth Day at SETU..

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Earth Day is observed every year on April 22nd worldwide. Various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. At SETU, we celebrated the day in association with one of our partner artisan groups engaged in hand printing & dyeing work. The group is working with SETU for the past many years and is based at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The artisans make beautiful designs in block print & shibori on cotton & silk … [Read more...]

Tailoring Centre for the women artisans

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To achieve the long term objective of empowering the women artisans by making them proficient in skill based work, SETU opened a tailoring centre at Malikpur Dhani. The women artisans are associated with SETU for the past many years and earlier have also been part of our learning initiatives project for the elderly, where the women have successfully learnt how to read & write. To achieve women empowerment in true sense, our next step was to make them self-sustainable. SETU has already been training them for doing hand 'kantha' stitching … [Read more...]

International Women’s Day at SETU

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One of SETU's biggest mission is to strive for women empowerment. To achieve this objective, we at SETU are constantly working towards introducing the women artisans to skill based employment avenues so that they can support their families financially and thus have an equal say in the society. To increase awareness on the subject, on the occasion of women's day, a workshop was organised by SETU for the women artisans of JSS Rajivika Self Help Group, Rajasthan. SETU has been working with these women for almost two years. It is an all women … [Read more...]

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