EmpowermentVIDYA believes that in order for real transformation to happen, the change has to happen from within—from within the community,from within the home. The home is represented by the woman,the mother, who, if empowered can influence an entire generation. The aim of VIDYA’s women’s empowerment programs is to establish an infrastructure whereby focus is provided on the development of the women and the young girl through educational, health, awareness and vocational training programmes; thus providing income generation opportunities. The objective being to nurture the less privileged women’s latent talent and tohelp channel it to gain economic independence; in doing so to build their identities and acquirerecognition from their families and society. VIDYA brings the education and empowerment to women through programs in the following locations:
VIDYA’s Skill training program started in 1991 as a need-based program in the community. The program has touched the lives of over 2000 women with its aim is to generate self confidence and enable women to earn a living as an entrepreneur or as an employee.
● Delhi: Udyog Kendra VIDYA’s Udyog Kendra program encourages women to learn to make products and handicrafts from jute and paper under strict quality control and atmosphere of professionalism and discipline. Market surveys and exposure through exhibitions/stalls enable them to ... read more
● Mumbai: VIDYA Margam Ahaar VIDYA Aahar is a canteen and catering service provided in Mumbai to corporates and for retail. Our donors such as Deloitte have allowed us to operate a canteen on their premises... read more