Tailoring and Designing skill workshop for underprivileged women

Rajasthan: With a view to promote sustainable livelihood opportunities, SETU conducted a 15 day long tailoring and designing workshop for the underprivileged women at Wazirabad, Delhi. The training programme started on 5th of May and continued till 20th May 2016. Training was provided to the women belonged mostly to minority communities with male dominating environment.… Continue reading Tailoring and Designing skill workshop for underprivileged women

Activities · Events

World Fair Trade Celebrations 2016

The Fair Trade Day is not only for fair traders. It is for everyone who believes in positive change through Fair Trade. We celebrate the World Fair Trade Day with all ‘Agents For Change’. Message from Rudi Dalvai, President, WFTO  “The concept of Fair Trade and its principles create an enabling environment especially for those… Continue reading World Fair Trade Celebrations 2016


SETU’s literacy centre helping underprivileged women in getting jobs

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… Continue reading SETU’s literacy centre helping underprivileged women in getting jobs


Eye Camp for the jewellery making artisans: SETU

Delhi: SETU Society organised a three day long free eye check up camp for the jewellery making artisans of Ana Art group, based in New Delhi. The group is engaged in making Brass jewellery and is associated with SETU for the past many years. SETU is based in Rajasthan. As we are aware that jewellery making… Continue reading Eye Camp for the jewellery making artisans: SETU


Earth day celebrations at Gwalior

Worldwide annually Earth Day is celebrated to demonstrate the support for environmental protection, on 22 April. SETU marked the occasion by conducting a Community mobilization and Environmental Awareness Program on this day.

The venue selected for the green event was Sant Kabir Ashram, Gwalior. The area has too much concrete but lacks greenery.

The community mobilization program started in the morning. The messages on importance of planting trees and maintaining cleaner and greener surroundings were conveyed to the people.

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SETU team planted tree saplings in the area and were joined by volunteers that included local inhabitants of the area as well as prominent social activists.

In all, 30 tree saplings were planted in the area. The local people there vowed to take care of the saplings and help them flourish into large trees!


Workshop for the differently able people to make them self-dependent

SETU believes in self sustainable growth of the artisan community and provides self employment opportunities to the underprivileged and downtrodden sections of the society.
Handmade products have a large potential, requires less investment and offers infinite self employment as well as job opportunities. Special needs people with disabilities and persons with weak mental strength can also create handmade products beautifully and can support themselves & their families financially.

With this objective of promoting employment avenues for the differently-abled, a week-long workshop on soy candle making was organised by SETU, starting from 23rd November 2015. The workshop was organized at our partner NGO called Very Special Arts India, Delhi. VSAI is a non-profit organization working with the disabled and underprivileged young population of India.
Since soy candles are less harmful for the environment and the producers and users, as compared to petroleum wax, therefore this needs to be promoted more and more.


An introduction to the environment friendly soy candles was given. Comparisons were shown between the normal wax candles and soy wax candles and also the advantages of using the latter were discussed in detail. The staff members of VSAI too participated in the workshop making it easier for the participants to understand the candle making process. Candles with different designs and textures were made in the workshop. Use of natural aromatic agents and fruits & flowers for beauty & aroma were also shown. Expert trainers were hired to conduct the workshop.


Soy wax is an eco-friendly was, made from soya bean residues. The innovative concept of soy candle making was taken positively by the participants and they felt overwhelmed to be a part of the workshop. The session provided a great learning opportunity to the participants as they can make candles using different types of containers, fragrances and colors and sell them in the market as they have a no. of USPs over traditional wax candles.


Members celebrated International Women’s Day

From women’s suffrage to equal parenting and representation in politics, International Women’s Day (IWD) has celebrated the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women for more than 100 years.

Giving a break to all the artisans of Creative Handicrafts organized a special screening of the film Gulabi Gang, on the occasion of International Women’s Day at the Holy Spirit Hospital Auditorium from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM.

The film has got the National Film Awards for the Best Film on Social Issues to Director Nishtha Jain and Producers Pirya Film, Raintree films, Final CUT for Real.

Our member based in Delhi, MESH, organized Women’s Day posters and signature campaign at the MESH shop Delhi in Uday Park.

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On the day, Sasha, Kolkata celebrated, reflection, advocacy and action, both locally and at a global level with, with a film screening, poetry recitation and a sumptuous brunch with the women of Sasha at Sasha Shop.

Member based in Rajasthan, SETU-The Bridge to The Artisans, distributed Solar Lanterns to the Women artisans of their Embroidery and Applique Group based at Barmer.