Hello! First of all thank you for taking the time to read this fundraiser. Millions of people across the country speak out against the evils prevailing in the society and the country, as well as blame administrative officials and politicians for problems like unemployment, corruption, poverty, poor education and health system in the country. Thousands of people talk about change in this situation, but very few work for change at the grassroots level.
Alive Indians Foundation has been striving for change at the grassroots level through its ventures and programs for the past several years. Through our ventures Alive Indians Library and Alive Indians Pathshaala, we are helping dozens of underprivileged students in their education. Through organizing dozens of programs, we have inspired hundreds of people to awaken the social consciousness.
Alive Indians Foundation needs some resources for its new venture 'Bharatiya Mahila Mandali' to empower rural women and hence we are running this campaign.
Your contribution can be very helpful for us.
Detailed information about the project is written below.
What is the Bhartiya Mahila Mandali Project?
Bharatiya Mahila Mandali project is an initiative of Alive Indians Foundation, It is a platform for rural women to nurture their dreams, aspirations and feelings. Along with this, many other life and professional skills will be developed like communication, leadership, yoga, meditation, studies, tailoring, etc.
As a pilot, this program has been going on for the last 3 months in Basantpur village of Jehanabad district where 40 women above 14 years of age are part of this program. They are provided with 2 hours of training daily through various activities like yoga, meditation, debate, reading, team building activity, indoor and outdoor games. Apart from this, 8 women are being given sewing training for the last 6 weeks. Through this program, 3 women have got part time employment.
Why 'Bharatiya Mahila Mandali' project is needed in the society?
In the current modern era, on the one hand, women across the world are achieving success in almost all fields such as entrepreneurship, business, politics, sports, arts, literature, academy education and competitive examinations. On the other hand, there are millions of women in rural areas of India who are still unable to make full use of their capabilities. Unaware of the developments happening in the world, these women are still imprisoned without any crime within the boundaries of home and village. Some of it is voluntary and mostly constrained by social traditions and lack of opportunity. Nobody knows when the dreams, aspirations and feelings of these women are killed by serving the members of the house every day and being imprisoned in the walls of the house and the traditions of society. About 80% of women in India still do no work other than household chores.
According to a World Bank report, India ranks 120 out of 131 countries in workforce participation. According to the 2011 census, women receive an average of only 1.25 years of education in the country.
Clothing, technology and food have changed everywhere, but women in rural areas are still far behind in terms of development of intellectualism, gender equality and education. More than 70% of girls in rural areas still stop attending regular classes before class 12 (according to a survey by the Alive Indian Foundation). At the grassroots level, they have no concrete platform and opportunity to develop skills, employment or any other way from where some changes may occur in their lives. Lack of education and dependence on male members of the household makes women vulnerable and at the same time it weakens the society and the country. Every day millions of women across the country are suffering from domestic violence, molestation and various other crimes due to not being mentally and physically strong and not expressing their thoughts and feelings openly.
In view of the above challenges and social conditions, programs like Bhartiya Mahila Mandali are very much needed at the present time. Dozens of successful personalities and great men like Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, through their articles and speeches, have described the development of rural women as the basis of development of the nation.
This project, called the Bharatiya Mahila Mandali, works on Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 8 - Fair / decent work opportunities for economic development and Goal 10 - Reduction in inequality of the Sustainable Developmental Goals suggested by the United Nations.
What is the goal and purpose of the project?
To nurture the dreams, aspirations and feelings of rural women, as well as to create a platform to provide them training of life and business skills like communication, leadership, yoga, meditation, study, tailoring, computer education. The main objective of the project is to create employment opportunities for women in rural areas through the establishment of handicrafts and small scale industries by recognizing the qualifications or skills of women associated with this program.
Empowering women by connecting them to education, training and employment opportunities, awakening social consciousness in them, and ensuring active participation in the development of society is the second goal of this project.
In the next 12 months, that is, by December 2021, Alive Indians Foundation aims to provide tailoring, computers, communication skills to 300 women and create employment opportunities for 30 women.
Cost/Budget of the project
The estimated cost of the project is ₹ 600000.
6 Laptop and desktop - 1,70,000₹
5 sewing machine - 50,000₹
Books, furniture, router and internet accessories - 50,000₹
Remuneration for trainers and volunteers- 2,00,000 ₹
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