In 2014 and 2015, Swechha organized “Young Women Social Entrepreneurship Development Programme (YWSEDP)” supported by British Council. The programme was conducted for the women of Jagdamba Camp and other communities and comprised of trainings and events . Aimed at giving these women the courage to explore the entrepreneur within them, the programme helped them gain confidence and acquire both knowledge and skill. Different activities helped them learn about the theoretical as well as the practical aspects of running an enterprise.
Empowerment and Employability
Trainings, events, workshops , skill building ( candle making and jewellery making), interactions with experts and entrepreneurs
Women from Jagdamba Camp and nearby communities, young girls from Jijabai Industrial Training Institute ( ITI), Delhi
OUTREACH AND IMPACT
Mobilization of 200 women who participated in the entrepreneurship training
The first phase of the programme led to the setting up of Lunch Box 17, a social enterprise and MOM, a candle making enterprise led by the women of the communities
Increased confidence and skiils noted in majority of the participants
Neetu, a 25 year old participant started her own community based enterprise in Jagdamba Camp after Phase II in 2015
I learnt the skill of making earrings and also learnt how to use that skill in an enterprise. From getting material to making the product with new designs and to costing and selling it through a network, I learnt a lot.
Through this training, I learnt how to step out of my home with courage. I liked the fact that anyone could learn here – age was no bar. I did not face any challenges as I always felt there were others with me – I was never alone.