SEWA USA PRESENTS 'NAMAMI GANGE' INITIATIVE IN R-DAY FUNCTION
Sewa International Bay Area, presented Sewa’s “Namami Gange” initiative in the annual Republic Day function,
arranged by the Consulate General of India, San Francisco. Shri.
Sandeep Khadkekar VP, Organization, talked about Sewa’s mission, and
gave a brief overview of its projects. Bay Area Chapter
joint-coordinator Shri. Guru Prasad talked about the National Mission
for Clean Ganga, and Sewa’s role in creating awareness to prevent
pollution of the sacred river Ganga and support to this mission through
projects such as building toilets in riverfront communities and some
other initiatives. He made an emotional appeal and requested all to do
their part in giving back to the community.
SMT. JAYA JAITLEY VISITS AT DILLI HAAT
were pleasantly surprised to see Smt. Jaya Jaitley, Founder of
Dastakari Haat Samiti visit Sewa International stall, as part of the
32nd Annual Dastkari Haat Bazaar at Dilli Haat. Our products made under
our “Kashi to Kutch” program included Dupattas, Stoles made of Handmade
Banarasi Silk with subtle Ahir Embroidery work, as well as laptop bags,
sling bags, totes by our women artisans from Kutch specializing in
embroidery work. Smt. Jaitley marvelled at the novel concept of the
program and appreciated the efforts made by Sewa International through
our Project Coordinator, Dr. Govind Singh, for the support and promotion
of the artisans/weavers in Kutch and Benaras. The demonetization
woes are still affecting the sales, but with the support of our donors
and customers, we are sure to tide over these testing times and help
conserve our cultural heritage.
GIRLS HOSTEL AT BHARATPUR IN NEPAL
Temporary girls' hostel at Bharatpur, Chitwan in Nepal, providing shelter and quality education to orphaned/displaced girls after #NepalQuake in 2015.
Sewa International is committed to building a Girl's Hostel with
capacity to house 100 needy girls in Bharatpur area. The land has been
acquired and construction is about to begin. Till the new hostel is
ready, we are providing support to 16 such girls in the said hostel. Thanks a lot to our generous donors for their contribution, and volunteers on ground who are working hard on this project.
HANDLOOM TRAINING PROGRAM AT RAMNAGAR IN VARANASI
International started 10 months Handloom training program. This program
was organized at the local office of Sewa International Bharat
Ramnagar, Varanasi. In This training program there were 20 weavers who
are presently working with Sewa International Bharat. These weavers had
quit their weaving 15 yrs back and those who are still engaged in the
profession are having the important fact that their work is not quality
Through this training program our motive was to make weavers independent and in this program 15 weavers are benefitted.
This program was organized under 5 stages:-
To provide better information about weaving from Master Weavers,
To provide better information about designs from well known designers,
To provide better information about dying and coloring with the help of Master Dyer,
To provide better information about Market and to associate them with market,
To make them aware about the recent programs started by government:
My name is Radhe Yadav, 68years old occupant of Jalahiya tolla. I have been associated with Sewa international for one year.
was involved in weaving at the age of 13 now it’s been 55years I am
doing this work. Weaving was my family's traditional work, due to
financial crises my father involved me into weaving. That time this
business was very much needed demand and supply of product were also
very high. At the age of 22, I started my own weaving business I was
getting good income. My family condition was good. But After few years
government stopped all weaving business, due to which demand and supply
became less and gradually there was no work for us. Conditions was
becoming from bad to worst. We started searching for other job for our
basic necessities of life such as labor, construction worker, carpenter
etc. That period lingers on until we met Sewa international.
year ago we met with the team of Sewa International and they told us
about their project of “Kashi to Kutch” and they want to restart the
concept of weaving with some modern techniques with the weavers of
Sewa international also provides training programs for our skill
development and to make us more efficient. Now we don’t have to go
anywhere else for work. We timely get payment of our work. We are very
satisfied with this project and our income, They came in our life as a
saving hand to provide us employment attributable to which our family
condition is also getting on improved.
20th Jan, 2017 20 weavers who are associated with sewa international
now were provided training about E-marketing. Santosh and Ahmed (Quality
Executive) from Weavers mart online service and Association of
Corporation Apex Societies of Handloom (ACASH) supported by Office of
the Development Commissioner Handloom, Ministry of Textiles, guided the
weavers of Ramnagar about E-marketing.
What is e-marketing ,its benefits, how to create an account in it,
how to upload photos and how can it be more beneficial to them. They
provided the detailed information about e-marketing and its scope
,merits and demerits.
3RD BAMBOO HANDICRAFTS TRAINING AT NAISINGHPARA
3rd bamboo Handicrafts training
organised for Bru Refugess at Naisinghpara camp on 20th Jan 2017.
Training for 20 trainess for 3 weeks. Focussed specially on bamboo
ornaments, purses, wall-hangings and other small utility items. Chief
Guest was Shri KCP Santosh, SDM, Kanchanpur, Tripura.
INAUGURATION OF HANDLOOM WEAVING AT NAISIGHPARA REFUGEE CAMP
Sewa International inauguration of
Handloom weaving training at Naisighpara Refugee camp on 18th Jan 2017
with Nishant Aggarwal of Sewa Bharat and DC of Kanchanpur, Tripura Shri
Animesh Dev Varma. Training for 30-40 women for a month.
SEWA INTERNATIONAL - APPEAL TO HELP FAMILIES OF MARTYRED SOLDIERS IN KASHMIR
While the whole country proudly celebrated the 68th #RepublicDay,
the spirit was dampened by the sad news about the death of our soldiers
protecting our snow-capped borders. So far, 24 bravehearts have
martyred and many still missing; as a result of the #avalanches
triggered by fresh snowfall in #Kashmir since 25th Jan. Sewa
International expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the
martyred soldiers. We plan to provide succor to their distressed
families and help them in these testing times. If you would like to
contribute towards the benefit of their families, please go to
"sewainternational.org/donation" and donate as appropriate.100% of the
proceeds received would be sent to the aggrieved families.