Projects with women’s empowerment as a focus (income generation skills)
Started as a wing of IPER it is a programme for empowering women and is working more intensely with the downtrodden and deprived section of the women population in the area.
The products that are made through these trainings:
- Embroidered cloth for blouses, dress, stoles, scarves
- Decorative silk clutch-bags, hand bags & jute bags
- Hand-made paper files, photo frames, note pads, diaries,
- Greeting cards and book marks
- Decorative toys and jute dolls, key rings
- Craft objects, candles and handmade jewellery and similar items
During the year the IPER Swadhina team participated in two big exhibitions one held in Karma Kutir and the other in Nari Seba Sangha displaying their products. Smaller exhibitions hosted by Hindustan UniLever Ltd, HSBC Bank too were held, Times of India are held during Rakhi and Diwali festival.
IPER started an STVT Project on Beautician Course of 6 months duration from Janury’13 to June ’14 under the West Bengal State Council of Technical Education. 20 girls enrolled in the programme which was conducted by a trained beautician from Shahnaz Hussein Women’s International. They were provided with all the materials and tools. The girls completed the training which equipped them to start earning in beauty parlours or by setting up their own units. The exams held and Certificates were issued in due course.
BHAROSA – Geriatric Care
30 women were trained in a four month Basic Course for Care Givers for Elderly, which was, funded by West Bengal Women’s Development Undertaking and run by IPER. The course will enable the trainees to have better employment opportunities than untrained Ayahs. They underwent a one month internship in a residential Old-Age Home.