Hope you’re well and safe. I am writing to you with a plea. I am a TeachForIndia fellow and I teach in a low-income government school in Pune. I have been teaching in a PCMC (Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation) School for the past year and a half.
In the wake of the pandemic, the nature of grief evoked by the parallel loss of life and loss of work has only exacerbated distress. While our country is still struggling with flattening the curve of the economic crisis, unemployment soars high. With more and more people losing jobs, the financial stress and burden in the family are on the surge. At this time, I am piloting a Project targeting women in the community to learn multiple skills. This Project entails on having Baking Workshops to start with and expanding later with jewelry-making and handicrafts.
Project नारी is a BeTheChangeProject, a livelihood project for unemployed women in the community, that focuses on cultivating skills and mindsets required to have a social standing by generating income. It is a creative and sustaining way to support the community’s well-being. The idea behind Project नारी is to provide a platform for women from less privileged backgrounds to acquire new skills and earn on their own terms, in turn boosting their self-esteem and entrepreneurial drive so they can ultimately earn a livelihood. Given the current scenario of CoVid-19, virtual workshops would be started for around 30 women in the community. And low-cost economical baking skills will be taught. All ingredients will be provided to them on a pro-bono basis. The funds collected would be to provide these women in the community necessities to equip themselves for attending the workshops.
Reaching out to you, so you can contribute to the Project. Your contribution could help someone learn skills to earn a livelihood. Every act counts, your small act of kindness can bring joy and happiness to someone’s life in the long run. With a lot of hope in my heart, I urge you to kindly donate for the BTCP fund.