While significant improvements have been achieved in the lives and well-being of women globally over the past few decades, rural women across the world continue to face multiple and intersecting challenges.
Jyotirbhava- a flagship project of JCI Vizag Steel City started in the year 2017 to empower rural women. A need in guiding the rural women to use various State Govt welfare Schemes is identified. Various workshops and training sessions are being conducted for the rural women on entrepreneurial skills. LOM associates with various Women Welfare bodies, advancing the goals of gender equality and empowerment of women to ensure that women and men are accorded equal treatment and enjoy the same opportunities.
Yesterday, a skill testing exam was organized by the JCI Vizag Steel City with Asharaj Foundation at Srirama Nagar colony, Lankelapalem. 240 Women who have undergone 60 days of training on Stitching and Beautician, appeared for the exam. Women who clear the exam will get a Sewing machine and Beautician kit, to start their business. The Results will be announced next week.
Project Director Jc Asha Latha addressing the gathering said that
“JCI Vizag steel and Asharaj foundation are going to implement series of programs that will focus on healthcare, safety and security, education, employment, rural livelihood, entrepreneurship and other social and economic welfare aspects for women in the area”.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest to the event Smt Indira Priyadarshini, NGO State Secretary Andhra Pradesh and Telangana said – “Gender equality and liberation of rural women is the main factors of inclusive growth and social progress in India. JCI and Asharaj Foundation are doing wonderful job in facilitating this.”
LOM President Jc Bipak Kumar Pradhan cited the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s words “India is moving from women development to women-led development” and said that JCI Vizag Steel City will strengthen these women with leadership skills in the coming days.
Zone Vice President JCI Senator Ranjit Sah, commended the Project and expressed his full support for the advancement of the project.
Zone Coordinator Programs Jc Adhir Kumar Nayak, LOM Vice President Community Development Jc Roja Rani, Jyotirbhava initiator Jc Vamsidhar, LOM Past President Jc Jaya Laksmi, Jc Uma Maheswara Rao were among the key members present at the event.