“Empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities.” (source: UN Women’s Empowerment Principles)
The WE Project was funded jointly by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and Amrita University. During an 18-month period (2012-2014),the WE Project offered computerized Vocational Education and Training(cVET) and Life Enrichment Education (LEE), to women with low levels of literacy living in remote and impoverished communities, reached 3,136 women in the Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu plus over 900 in other states totaling over 4000 women.
Social and Economic Empowerment
The graduates advanced economically and socially with an ability to earn an income, access
resources, enjoy increased self-confidence, and participate in decisions that affect their lives and those of their families.
Many of our women have been certified in various vocational trades. View our Certificates Issued to learn more.
Champions of Change – Heartfelt Arts
The graduates have been champions for change, spearheading 73 community awareness activities ranging from alcohol awareness campaigns to environmental cleanups. Over 450 of these graduates went on to start over 36 micro-enterprise cooperative groups giving women artisans the tools and self-confidence to generate prosperity for their families and communities. Heartfelt Arts was started as an awareness campaign to promote their artistic skills and businesses.
Visit heartfeltarts.com to learn more.