Contribute to Women’s EMPOWERMENT in KOLKATA (India)

This project was born thanks to an NGO created in 2006 in India and aimed to contribute to the improvement of living conditions of Indian populations from weak economic background.

This social project aims to contribute to women’s empowerment from weak socio-economical background in India through providing professional training and employment to young girls and women in our craft workshop.

The workshop is located in Baruipur district, part of South of Kolkata. The women are producing ladies bags, purses and other accessories to sell locally and internationally. Time to time, men who are professional tailors come to cut fabrics (tasks than women cannot do for the time being).

Items needed: - instruments for stitching : pins, pin cushions, seam rippers, iron, thimbles, scissors ( tailor’s scissors, sewing scissors), duster, rotary cutter, thread nippers, tailor’s chalk, disappearing ink, ruler, bobbins, … - used computer material : laptops, printers, scanners, mobiles, English keyboard, mouse, … - models or samples that can inspire us for production : samples of wallets, of make-up box, of purses that people buy in Europe, USA or other countries…
As a VISITOR we would like to share with you: As a VISITOR, you can come and visit the workshop of ANINDITA, contribute to the social project development by purchasing bags and purses. You can stay with the local Indian family, whose is coordinating the project to understand about the project and the culture.
Want to VOLUNTEER mid or long term ? Here are the conditions :) : As a VOLUNTEER, you can stay one week minimum and be accommodated in the family. Your participation will be helpful for the following ways : • Making communication materials such as flyers, brochures and portfolios of all the items, banners, etc… • Contributing to make the project known through community management, making good photos and good videos of the project and its items • Selling bags and purses in Kolkata to international visitors at the city center • Communicating with the NGO members based in France through sending photos, videos, reports... • Searching for new buyers and new ideas of products • Helping the women to develop their professional skills, if you have skills in sewing or tailoring. Price: 360 € / month / person including furnished accommodation (sheets, mosquito nets, pillows, etc ...) meals, drinking water, wifi + 150 € / person membership fees and administration fees
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If you are interested in our project please get in touch directly AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE COMING with the foundation via the "CONTACT" link. : Looking forward hearing from you ! :)
Listing created Sep 27, 2018