MBTI TRAINING AT BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY (BHU), VARANASI
On February 11 and 12 the entire SewaFamily from all over India came together in Varanasi to attend the Workshop that was conducted by Shri Arun Kankani Ji who flew in from USA to fuel team Sewa with energy and focus to carry out all the works that we do. All the people who work under the umbrella of Sewa from Tripura in East to Kutch in West and from Banglore in South to Uttarakhand in North and from Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Varanasi in Central India came to Banaras Hindu University. We attended the MBTI training, in which every individual’s personality and psychological traits were discussed and Project Management workshop in which the importance of goal oriented activities and how to achieve it, was discussed. The workshop was also attended by all the Trustees of Sewa International Bharat.
HANDLOOM TRAINING FOR REANG TRIBE: AN ATTEMPT TO SAVE THEIR TRADITIONAL DRESSING STYLE
Traditional wrap around called Rnai is the essential piece of Bru culture and is the most loved clothing by their women. It is made painstakingly using handlooms with specialized skills. But, due to rapid influx of cheap western clothing and high cost of hand-woven Rnai, this important part of culture is under threat. Sensing this grave issue, SewaInternational decided to organize its first training in Handloom Weaving for producing hand-woven traditional women clothing. The training would provide employable skills to around 30-35 women who would now be able not only produce clothing for their family but also sell at a profit.
At a small event organized at Naisinghpara Refugee Camp, Tripura, on 19th Jan 2017, training was launched in the esteemed presence of Shri Animesh Dev Varma (DC, Kanchanpur) and Shri Nishant Aggarwal (CEO, Sewa International). We were highly motivated by the kind words of Animeshji who had all praise for the relevant intervention and encouraged the Bru community women to take full adavantage of the opportunity. Loom threads were also distributed to the trainees. It was very pleasing to see women coming in large numbers to register though we had to decline a few but we promised them a place in future training session.
INAUGURATION OF SEWA YUVA JYOTI COMPUTER CENTER, DEWAL
SI inaugurated its 10th Computer Centre in Dewal on Feb 5, 2017. The Center has 6 Computers and a Akshar Bharati Vachnalaya. The center was inaugurated by Shri G.K. Soni, Forest Ranger; N.K. Mishra, Retired Principal and Ganesh Mishra Ji. All the guests displayed their enthusiasm regarding the center and how much the expansion was needed because possessing the knowledge of using a computer and its language is no longer a luxury but a necessity given the times we live in. The local students of Deval who were earlier unable to take admissions in Computer coaching centers because of high fees charged in such institutes, were also very happy and excited and so far 15 of them have already registered themselves for the course and the number is increasing day by day.