Education & Child Development

Celebrating International Women’s day, 2022…
Computer Training Center for Blue Pottery Women Artisans

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, another Computer Training Center was started by SETU for the women artisans near Bagru, Rajasthan. These women artisans are associated with SETU for the past many years and are engaged in creating & painting of Blue Pottery art form. Read More

Celebrating International Women’s day 2021 at SETU

On the apt occasion of International Women’s Day, a Computer Training Center was started by SETU for the women artisans of a self-help group based at Sanjay Nagar slum area of Jaipur, Rajasthan. The SHG center provides employment to women artisans who make sustainable and recycled products like bags, pouches, hair accessories etc.Read More

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..

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..

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

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrating Universal Children’s Day

Venue: Apna Ghar Orphanage, Jaipur Date: November 20, 2012 SETU realizes the worth of a million dollar smile on the face of an orphan child. To celebrate the Universal Children’s Day, SETU organized a one day program at the orphanage- `APNA GHAR’, involving around 54 girls and boys, aged 6 to 16 years. These children are normally shy, inhibited and lack social interaction skills. But being children, as all children normally are, they are very creative and definitely love to open up to creative, playful activities. And so, we organized … Read More

Providing a tech savvy future to artisans’ children

Venue: Ana Art, New Delhi Fair Trade has brought significant positive changes in the living standards of artisans. Over the years, with the help of Fair Trade policies like fair wages, advance payments, gender equality, no child labor, etc. artisans are able to carve a decent living for themselves and their families. And this despite of the fact that majority of the artisans had poor education... but even in the absence of a proper educational background they are respectfully supporting their families, thanks to Fair Trade!! Now, children …Read More

Vocational training Course for Amar Jyoti kids

Vocational training Course for Amar Jyoti kids “Talent needs to be recognized and nurtured”. With this vision, SETU aims to organize vocational training workshops for the deserving and needy. As one such endeavour, vocational training is being provided as part of their routine curriculum to the physically and mentally challenged kids at Amar Jyoti,Gwalior. The aim of the workshop is to bring out inner creativity of the extremely able kids and at the same time to inculcate design skills in them. Around 225 kids are estimated to benefit from … Read More

Unleashing inner creativity as a therapy

Unleashing inner creativity as a therapy – Workshop at Amar Jyoti – 12th Feb 2011 Nothing is more powerful than the smile on a child’s face. Now multiply this by 129, and you will get a small sense of what SETU staff and volunteers experienced on February 12th! In order to interact with the kids and to help them discover themselves, SETU team conducted a workshop for the Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust’s kids on 12th of Feb 2011. One of our leading volunteers was Hetal Shah, fellow of indicorps, a USA based organization. Around 129 …Read More

Vidya Archana

Vidya Archana A compound word, “Vidya Archana” stands for worshiping knowledge. Its meaning is derived from the Hindi language words “Vidya”, which means knowledge, and “Archana”, which means worship. We believe that education is the key to a better life and a better society. Therefore, Vidya Archana was started as an effort by SETU to share and spread knowledge. This program is aimed for the children of the underprivileged section of society who have all the will but no means to fulfill their education needs.The program focuses on … Read More

Universal Children’s day at Madhav Bal Niketan

Universal Children’s day at Madhav Bal Niketan SETU had organized a two days program on the occasion of Universal Children Day / Child Rights Day. These were conducted on 18th & 20th November’09. Children’s Day is an event celebrated on various days in many places around the world. Universal Childrens Day is on November 20 (although other countries celebrate a local childrens day on other dates). On 20th November, United Nations General Assembly adopted the `Declaration of the Rights of the Child’ in 1959. The Convention on the Rights of …Read More

Dolls & Toys Distribution – Mercy Kits

Dolls & Toys Distribution – Mercy Kits SETU distributed dolls and toys to children in different orphanages in India. Most of these kids are girls. This is a sad reality in India & many Asian countries, where families rejoice when a boy is born but mourn the birth of a girl. Many kids have suffered from malnutrition or severe illness since before they got there. This has affected them to the point where they have permanent physical or mental disabilities. Overall, the orphanages don’t have enough resources to support many … Read More