Asia Initiatives

Adult Literacy for Women Artisans

SoCCs for Adult Literacy with Women Artisans

Asia Initiatives has partnered with SEWA (the Self-Employed Women’s Association) to promote economic empowerment and drive education initiatives by improving literacy for women weavers in Delhi. SEWA is the world’s largest organization of informal workers and the largest nonprofit in India, with over two million members. Ruaab is a women’s garment producer cooperative that is managed and run by the workers themselves. Asia Initiatives implemented SoCCs with over 200 women to help them gain skills that will enhance their ability to gain profit and success. Women earn SoCCs for timely delivery of products weaved without mistakes, community cleaning drives, and attending SHG meetings. Women redeem SoCCs for Adult Literacy classes

Education Initiative

Partner: SEWA

Location: Lucknow, UP, India

Project Spotlight

  • Kajal, one of the SoCCs participants in the Raghubir neighborhood, took the responsibility to teach twenty other women in her area through adult literacy modules. A Big thank you to Kajal!
  • SoCCs members in the Rajal neighborhood mobilized twenty more women to take adult literacy classes. 

This project focuses on 6 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were adopted by the UN as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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