Awareness Workshops

Free distribution of Sanitary Napkins and Masks to the artisans of SWRC (Hatheli, Tilonia)

With the spread of Covid pandemic, many unfortunate artisans lost their livelihoods. When arranging two square meals a day for their families becomes challenging, the women have to forego the “luxury” of using sanitary napkins. SETU team organized various camps for the women artisans of SWRC (Hatheli, Tilonia) to spread knowledge on the sensitive topic of hygiene during the menstrual cycle and about the precautionary measures to be taken during the current covid 19 pandemic. In each camp, free sanitary napkin packs were distributed to the women, sufficient for at least 3 months. Masks were also distributed. Read More

Awareness Workshop for Designers about Circular Design

The youth of today are going to be the torch bearers for tomorrow! With even a little guidance, they can bring about humongous change for a better world. It is important to invest in educating them and providing them with all possible exposure so that they can innovate and create new opportunities and solutions. Keeping this in mind, a session was organized for the young Design students of ‘Indian Institute of Craft & Design’, Jaipur. IICD is a renowned Design Institute, striving towards grooming Designers in the field of art & craft, with both undergraduate & graduate courses.Read More

Spreading awareness on the importance of menstrual hygiene and free distribution of 6-month supplies of sanitary pads

Menstruation is a very sensitive issue and to talk about it openly is still considered a taboo in India, especially when it comes to the rural areas! Most women are not comfortable discussing about it. Keeping proper hygiene in those days of the month is very important as any negligence can give rise to serious infections. Thus, with an objective to raise awareness on the topic of keeping menstrual hygiene & its importance, SETU organized a workshop in our training centers with women ... Read More

Raising awareness about personal hygiene during the menstrual cycle..

Menstruation is a very important part of women’s life and proper information and good hygiene practices are necessary to avoid serious ailments affecting the body. There are many myths associated with the sensitive issue in our country and women specifically from rural areas and economically weaker sections of the society are not aware about the importance of hygiene during the monthly cycle. To raise awareness on the topic, a workshop was conducted by Setu on 10th of August at our training center located in the Sanjay Nagar slum area. Read More

Celebrating International Women’s Day..

With an objective to create awareness and educate the rural women artisans about the sensitive issue of keeping personal hygiene during the monthly menstrual cycle, an awareness workshop was organized by SETU Society on the apt occasion of women's day. The topic is very sensitive in Indian society and equally important like any other women related issue, be it women's education or health. However, it has not been given due attention because of the natural shyness & associated taboos about the same in public. It's high time now that we … Read More

Awareness workshop for Designers towards achieving sustainability

To bring about a positive change in the Society for long term, involvement of the youth & upcoming generation is very important. These are the future torch bearers and can contribute towards the betterment of people & planet in a revolutionary way, if guided along with their education years. Designers can play a very important role in our society. And so, to address the Final year students of B. Des, SETU team visited Banasthali Vidyapeeth, a renowned educational University since 1935. The institute is known for its quality of …Read More

Workshop on World Fair Trade day

On the occasion of world Fair Trade day, SETU conducted a workshop spreading awareness about the concept of Fair Trade and its importance in today's world. The session was organized at Chomu village, Jaipur, Rajasthan. The program started with an introduction on the basic Fair Trade model of doing business. How it is an artisan friendly concept and what are its implications in today's fast paced world. The ten principles of Fair Trade were also discussed. It was explained what the artisans' rights are & what they should ask for. SETU … Read More

Skill up gradation workshop for silver jewellery artisans

With an objective to constantly upgrade the skill sets of artisans, Kallista designs in association with SETU Society, organised a skill up-gradation workshop for the silver jewelry artisans at Jaipur. These artisans are working with us since a long time and we have supported them in multiple ways, like: by providing monetary help in purchasing raw material for jewellery, by sponsoring advanced machinery for finishing and cleaning during the jewellery making process, Design support etc. To help them earn sustainable livelihood, Kallista also …Read More

Celebrating World Fair Trade Day..

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

Celebrating World Earth Day at SETU..

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

International Women’s Day at SETU

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

Community Mobilization and Environmental Awareness Program on the Occasion of World Earth Day..

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22. On this day, events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in the year 1970, and is now observed in more than 193 countries every year. SETU marked the occasion by conducting a Community mobilization and Environmental Awareness Program on this day.Read More

Awareness Workshop on eradication of Child Labour

SETU regularly organizes workshops to spread awareness on issues of social concern and artisan's welfare. In the series, workshop on eradication of child labour and protection of child rights was organised on the occasion of 'World Day against Child Labour'. The programme was conducted for our jewelry making artisans at New Delhi. World Day against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization (ILO) sanctioned holiday that aims to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour. It is held every year on June 12. The basic … Read More

Celebrating World Fair Trade day at SETU

Awareness campaign on Fair Trade The World Fair Trade Day is an initiative of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) that takes place on the second Saturday of May every year. It is an inclusive worldwide festival of events celebrating Fair Trade as a powerful means of socio-economic transformation for the world's most vulnerable population. SETU observed the World Fair Trade Day by organising an awareness campaign on the concept of Fair Trade on 9th May 2015. The campaign was carried out at all the major tourist attractions of Jaipur …Read More

Celebrating International Labour day at SETU

Awareness workshop addressing labour rights International Workers' Day, also known as Labour Day in some places, is a celebration in the honour of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement and occurs every year on 1st of May. SETU observed the occasion by organising an awareness workshop discussing the origins of the day and rights of the working class, amongst the under privileged women working as labourers. These women work as casual labour, are unaware about their rights and are prone to … Read More

Workshop generating awareness on child labour

SETU organized a workshop for spreading awareness on the burning issue of child labour, especially in the craft sector of making lacquer products, at one of our partner artisan groups on 28th September in Jaipur (Rajasthan). This group is engaged in making lacquer products and makes beautiful artefacts & jewelry. The workshop was considered necessary for the artisans & their families to make them aware about the ill-effects of child labor, the existing legal framework on the issue and how it ruins a child's life and deprives children of … Read More

World Environment day at SETU

June 5 is celebrated globally as World Environment Day. To mark the green occasion, SETU organised a tree plantation and environment protection awareness campaign at Kailash puri, Gajsingh pura, Ajmer road Jaipur, Rajasthan. The theme for this year's WED campaign at SETU was "Green and healthy surroundings- Our responsibility" SETU is associated with tailoring artisans who reside in the above slum. There are very less trees there and the area has scarcity of fresh water. The roads are kachha (broken, unkempt) with poor drainage outlets. The … Read More

Workshop generating awareness on Sanitation practices

Venue: Hasanpura slums, Jaipur (Rajsthan) "Cleanliness is next to Godliness", an age old idiom still holds significant meaning in today's times. To spread awareness about Sanitation practices among the underprivileged and marginalized sections of the society, residing in urban slum areas, an awareness workshop was organized by SETU Society for Empowerment and Trade Upliftment of artisans for the inhabitants of Hasanpura slums of Jaipur, Rajasthan on 29th august 2013. The residents of Hasanpura slum were found to be mostly uneducated, … Read More

Counseling Refugee artisans on World Day against Child Labor

Venue: Barmer, Rajasthan Date: June 12, 2013 Every year, on June 12th, the World Day against Child Labor is observed to raise awareness about the plight of child laborers world-wide. It was started by International Labor Organization (ILO). On the occasion of World Day against Child Labor, SETU organized a workshop at their partner artisans in Barmer to raise awareness against child labor amongst the families of refugee artisans. The town Barmer is located in west Rajasthan, very near to India-Pakistan border. It is shelter home to … Read More

Environment Awareness Programme on World Environment Day

Venue: Gaurav Tower, Jaipur, Rajasthan (June 05, 2013) SETU organized an environment awareness program at the prestigious Gaurav Tower, a huge shopping mall & High street of Jaipur, on the occasion of World Environment Day. World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5th June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It is also a day for people from all walks of life to come together to ensure a cleaner, greener and brighter outlook …Read More

‘Green Education’ campaign

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

SETU celebrates International Women’s Day

Workshop on ‘Role of women in development’ Venue: Barmer, Rajasthan (March 8, 2013) Women are the sustaining force behind development, be it of their family, or society or their nation. But many women, especially in the marginalized societies, do not realize their importance and under- estimate their contribution. Lack of education, lack of confidence, male dominance, social stigma & pressures force them to lead a life dependency & submission. SETU strives for women empowerment & so to address these issues, SETU organized a …Read More

Awareness workshop on domestic Waste Management & Hygiene Practices

Venue: Ranipura slum, Gwalior, M.P. (October 11, 2012) Health is the biggest asset in anyone’s life. Hygienic practices are the foremost necessity to maintain healthy regime. General health can be maintained just by careful usage of resources and health conscious behavior in day to day practices. SETU organised a workshop to create awareness about domestic Waste Management and Hygiene Practices for the inhabitants of Ranipura slum, Gwalior. Special emphasis was laid on cleaning of water for safe drinking purposes as well as of … Read More

Quality Improvement Workshop At Bagru

Venue: Bagru, Jaipur, Rajasthan. (July 26, 2012) SETU team visited block printing unit at Bagru to review the quality of material being produced. In addition, the motive was to educate artisans regarding international quality standards. We interacted with the grass root artisans at their workplace, tried to understand their problems, analyze their working procedures & tried to identify root cause(s) for various quality issues. Few quality issues reviewed and analyzed are as follows: • Shade variation : Pressing of block is one …Read More

Quality Improvement Workshop at Tilonia

Venue: Tilonia, Rajasthan (July 19, 2012) SETU conducted a workshop with the artisans in village Tilonia to address the quality issues that the artisans were facing from quite some time. The artisans make beddings & other home decor products for us. So SETU organized a Quality Improvement Workshop for them. Ms. Raj Kanwar & Ms. Ganeshi Bai (senior quality checkers), Ms. Kailash Kanwar & Mr. Kanha Ram (Master tailor/ cutters), supervisors, women tailors and some other staff members participated in the workshop. About 30-35 … Read More

International Labor Day celebrations by SETU

Venue: Malviya Nagar Industrial Area, Jaipur (May 1, 2012) SETU conducted an awareness program for the unorganised labor in Malviya Nagar Industrial Area, Jaipur on the occasion of International Labor Day. In India, first day of May is acknowledged as `Labour Day’. Mr.Singaravelan started it in Chennai from 1st May 1923. It is an annual celebration acknowledging the accomplishments of workers. This day marked the beginning of holiday in many commercial and industrial institutions and determination of maximum 8 working hours for labor was …Read More

Campaign on right disposal of household garbage and keeping the surroundings clean: ‘Solid Waste Management’

(Date: March 5, 2012) Venue: Chuk Phatak, Tekanpur, Gwalior SETU in association with the Environmental Planning & Coordination Organization (EPCO) organized a campaign on “Right disposal of household garbage and keeping the surroundings clean and hygienic)” at ‘Chuk Phatak,Tekanpur’, a local area in the city. The campaign was set up with an objective of enlightening the local population about different types of wastes, proper waste disposal, pollution and its direct ill effects on environment and on their lives. The awareness level … Read More

Save the Water & Save the Trees / Forests

A campaign on “Save the water & Save the trees” was organised at ‘Jakhara, Morar’ a local area in the city on Feb 28, 2012. It has been known that contaminated water is the leading worldwide cause of deaths and diseases, and that it accounts for the deaths of more than 14,000 people daily. An estimated 700 million Indians have no access to a proper toilet, and 1,000 Indian children die of diarrheal sickness every day. With this distressing fact in mind SETU with help of (EPCO) the Environmental Planning & Coordination …Read More

Workshop on Spreading the importance of Health & hygiene for infants & Women

Venue: Amar Pradhar Lashkar, Gwalior (January 24-25, 2012) SETU organized an awareness program on “The importance of Health & hygiene and providing the knowledge of iodine & ORS for infants & Women”. The area selected was a local slum inhabited mostly by uneducated, migrated & poor population of mixed communities. The locality is quite dirty and the people here were observed to have poor sanitary habits. The awareness level is low and the prevalent of diseases is high. Girl child education is low, contributing to further … Read More

Nasha Mukti (De- Addiction) & Education awareness

Venue: Mandari Ki Mata Village, Gwalior (January 11, 2012) SETU organized a Nasha Mukti (De-addiction) & Education Awareness workshop at Mandari Ki Mata Village in Gwalior Area. There were approx 100 attendees with mixed ratio of male and female. SETU team members began the seminar by introducing the guests & briefly explaining the audience the gist of intoxication and its effects on human mind & body. They spoke about, how in this contemporary world, a man for his corporeal satisfaction, falls for abhorrent and dangerous …Read More

Workshop on Capacity Building & Self-development for our artisans of Kutch

Workshop on Capacity Building & Self-development for our artisans of Kutch, Gujarat (October 8, 2011 to October 10, 2011) Venue: Bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat. A total of three workshops were organized by SETU for the artisans of Bhuj, Kutch with the help & co-operation of our partner NGOs viz. Khamir CRC, Qasab & VGS. The venues chosen were the artisan facilitation Centers of these three NGOs, in and around Bhuj, for maximum & easy accessibility of artisans. The three days long program was held from October 8, 2011 to October 10, … Read More

Food and nutrition workshop

Food and nutrition workshop at Gwalior (7 April 2011) On the occasion of “World Health Day”, a health and nutrition workshop was organized by SETU on 7th April 2011 at Huravali,Gwalior; for the residents of a slum area inhabited by people living below the poverty line. The workshop was conducted by Mr. L.R. Kaushal, social welfare manager at SETU. The workshop was aimed at spreading awareness about healthy food practices and nutrition disorders like malnutrition, The session started with a brief overview on malnutrition, its ill effects and … Read More

Food and nutrition workshop

Food and nutrition workshop at Gwalior (9th February 2011) To spread awareness about healthy food practices and nutrition disorders like malnutrition, a health and nutrition workshop was organized by SETU Society on 9th February 2011 at Huravali, Gwalior; a slum area inhabited by people living below the poverty line. The workshop was conducted by Mr. L.R. Kaushal, social welfare manager at SETU. The session started with a brief overview on malnutrition, its ill effects and what can be done to prevent this disease. Kaushal then … Read More

Green Marketing Session

Green Marketing Session – 6 Dec. 2010 “Going green is the need of the hour” was the topic of discussion in the Green Marketing Session. In the present scenario, where customers re not much aware about the green concept and therefore show less inclination to buy green products; green Marketing has a long way to go. The speakers stressed on the fact that the future of green marketing is entirely in the hands of youth; only they can bring changes in people’s perception. Mr. David Wittenberg addressing the green marketing session and SETU …Read More

Creating AIDS awareness among youth

Creating AIDS awareness among youth Youth are the present and future, they are the ones who can bring an era of change. Therefore it is very important for them to be aware about AIDS. India is a conservative society where children are not given proper education on STDs like AIDS. Whatever knowledge they gain is from the outer world like from their friends, media etc. but this information is not sufficient as it may create confusions on the topic rather than clarify the doubts. SETU realized this fact and organized an interactive session on … Read More

HIV/AIDS awareness camp for sex workers at Reshampura-Badnapura

HIV/AIDS awareness camp for sex workers at Reshampura-Badnapura on 12th Nov. 2009 The villages of Badnapura and Reshampura are inhabited by the people of Bedia community. Bedia is a traditional sex worker community. They have been living here for more than 50 years. The history of this community shows that in olden times, the Royal families and local lords, promoted this community for their entertainment because of their expertise in signing and dancing. With time, this became a profession for this community and developed into full-fledged … Read More

Girl child awareness programme at Dahod, Gujarat

Girl child awareness programme at Dahod, Gujarat SETU sponsored an educational awareness program for the education of `Girl child’ amongst tribal community the villages of Dahod District. The program was brought into action through one of our artisan groups in Gujarat. In the program, the campaigning team interacted with various girls where the team explained the benefits of girl child education not only to the girls but also to their mothers. Initially the mothers were slightly skeptical about the idea of girl child education and … Read More