Livelihood Centers for women: “There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women”, this particular quote precisely captures the essence of woman power in today’s world. However society’s paradigm image of an ideal woman remains unchanged to a large extent even now, especially in the rural areas. Both these scenarios are the sides of the same coin, but this also portrays a momentum to the changing woman’s picture in the society today. Quite simply speaking we will not attain gender equality unless the women in our country become self sufficient, independent and confident enough to manage her own life. Be her own boss.
Our aim is to direct women's energy into productivity and provide an ambitious platform for action. Basically, creating opportunities to earn a living. The women form self-help groups, share micro-savings accounts, and start their own businesses and we can provide the basic amenities for these start ups. For many of the women, it could be the first job they have ever had. For example, one of our projects aims at tailoring as means of generating income where in we provide women with sewing machines. Similarly homemade food products can be produced and sold in rural market, thereby fostering a regular income for women.
Youth Entrepreneur Projects: More and more youths are getting educated in rural India both technically and skillfully, however there are not enough employment opportunities in rural areas. We have developed an engineering division to train them and engage them in various product designing, sales by creating a self help group. Our next project is a Rural BPO which will connect to the Indian Silicon Valley which will outsource work to these young entrepreneurs. Rural KPO will handle most of the accounting and communication requirements of small business establishments in rural areas.
Diksha Program for Skill Development: TGG Foundation has started a Certification Course "Diksha" on Cutting & Stitching for women in Wayanad & Nilgiri. Other courses such as Emboidery, Screen Printing on cloths & Fabric Paintings are also extended through these centers to the local Women. 20% seats are reserved for Tribal/Destitute women where in trainings are offered free of cost. For other, subsidised fee structure on easy installment have been extended. We have a capacity to train nearly 20 women through our existing 2 centers.
Start up support for Social Enterprises: We assist people in establishing social enterprises and extends all ground support including office and address facility during per-opening, rented address facility for establishing, obtaining permissions & approvals, accounting and communication support, trading support through other social enterprises within the network, guest house facility, etc. Our empowerment centers plays a vital role in hand holding and shaping their business activities that can benefit the community in rural areas. It strictly follows ethical practices systematically.