A 10 day workshop was organised with a purpose to upgrade skills among the artisans by SETU-the Bridge To The Artisans with partner artisan group ‘ANWESHA’ at Orissa. Anwesha is a non profit organisation works for the underprivileged artisans in rural and tribal backgrounds. SETU supports the artisan groups by adding skills in their work and by providing them with international platform to sell their products. SETU helps in teaching them new product process and helping the artisans to make innovative designs for international market.
The objective of the workshop was to improve the design skills of the artisans engaged in making brass metal jewellery and introduce them to new techniques.
A stipend was also provided to all the artisans to increase their desire to learn and motivate them. The program ends up in ten days from 11th May to 21st May 2015.
Experts’ team was appointed to train the artisans. Experienced jewellery designer Ms Rachita, NIFT graduate from Bangalore, Mr Sumit from Hyderabad provided the training. To avoid the language barrier between the trainers and local artisans, SETU, appointed Oriya language interpreter to simplify the training process.
A total 12 artisans, male and female actively participated in the workshop. It was a good learning platform for the artisans.