Empowering Women From the Slums – 16th February 16, 2015
As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.
The Mentoring and Entrepreneurship development centre of Mount Carmel College continues to promote community / society where spiritual, moral and genuine human values are lived and witnessed . The MEDC today consciously contributed to the transformation of society through openness to reality and living the challenges of being socially conscious and socially responsible.
This year we teamed up with an organization supported by –
BIRDS – We have been working with these ladies for over a year now and they were a part of our E-Week celebrations today.
BIRDS (Brothers Integrated Rural Developmental Society) is an unit of The Sacred Heart Brothers (Registered Under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act of 1960 – Society No. 3/77-78) Society which involves in the up-liftmen of marginalized people for the last 15 years from the year 1987. Their office is situated in Geddalahalli at the semi urban of Bangalore. they involve in the empowerment of the women, youth and children and tribals through community based organization (Self Help Groups). They work in 65 villages of rural Bangalore, in three Taluks namely Devanahalli, Hoskote and Bangalore North Taluk. In all these villages we mainly focus the empowerment of the women, youth and children with a special preference to the Dalit Community.
12 self help groups were selected from the village Dodda gubbi and the ladies were trained in making artificial jewelry by students of MCC . MCC also provides for the marketing activities. This enables them to earn income and be economically self sufficient.
Today as part of the E-Week theme – Creating Jobs For Millions a training was arranged for these ladies in the following to further supplement their income –
Tie & Dye
The training session was conducted by Ms. Archana , Faculty , Department of Fashion & Apparel Design.
The session had extremely enthusiastic learners with both the women and the E-leaders showing a keen interest in learning the new art .
About the Training-
Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate.
Tie dye is a technique for dying natural fabrics that results in interesting, colorful patterns. The technique involves crumpling, pleating or folding the fabric into various patterns, then tying it with string, which is what gives it its name. The tied fabric is dipped into vats of dye, then wrung out and rinsed. Tied areas accept dye unevenly amidst the folds, creating varied patterns in the finished product.
Woodblock printing is a technique for printing text, images or patterns used widely throughout East Asia as a method of printing on textiles and later paper.
All the material i.e cloth , dyes etc was provided. On the whole a great sense of achievement J .