Rajasthan: With the objective of making underprivileged women self sustainable and spreading awareness on the importance of education, SETU has been running 2 education centres for the women, especially focusing on adult education i.e. providing education to the illiterate women in the age group of 18- 50 years. It’s been more than one year, both the centres are successfully running and the participants have benefitted greatly and are able to read & write, even getting jobs!
The aim behind opening the education centre is to make the women artisans and girl children of artisans literate. In the series, one centre was started for the kantha stitching women artisans at MilakpurDhandi from 25th of December 2015 and has successfully completed 4 months.
These women artisans are engaged in doing thread work for SETU. Promoting education will increase self sustainability and would open new avenues of employment for the artisans.
Some of these women artisans are the breadwinners and support to their families. But many do not have consistent work opportunities. Educating them would help in the overall development of the artisan community as educated mothers will be able to take care of their families in a better way and can perform their work efficiently, this will help them in getting consistent work opportunities.