A lot has been done for women empowerment in India since independence, but women still have a long way to go.
India has seen powerful woman ministers and entrepreneurs but the truth is that women are still helpless in Indian society. Many women are living below the poverty line and have no access to education facilities along with zero financial independence. The reasons for zero financial independence are many but the most important being the lack of skills and time constraints due to the traditional responsibility of household chores (e.g., cooking, fetching water, and looking after children) entrusted on the Indian women.
Vedanta Sakhi is a reflection of the company’s deep rooted belief in “equal partnership” among men & women in all aspects. Initiated in the year 1997, this project aims to support the cause of livelihood among the needy women population of the country by empowering them with skills offering livelihood opportunities. The project is designed especially for those women who are compelled to live below poverty line due to tough circumstances of life.
The Foundation has aptly set up many vocational training centers for women pan India that offers various courses like Make-up artistry, Tailoring and Mehendi design which in turn helps them to earn their livelihood, thus, making them financially independent. For providing those with a suitable platform to help them showcase their creations, many departmental stores and hyper markets have been approached to volunteer in this initiative.