Started in 1978 to enable poor women and school dropouts to pick up tailoring and handcraft skills so that they would not only supplement their meagre family income but shall also live with dignity on equal footing with the male bread-winners. Every year, at least two batches of basic tailoring course are conducted and the pass outs are considered for advance tailoring programs.
Since 2015, Ambit Oditi Foundation Mumbai has been supporting tailor training courses of RKSS and hundreds of tailors have passed the courses and either obtained a certification or, a certificate and a free tailoring machine, both. In short, this ecosystem of trained tailors in the neighborhood has given birth to the idea of SATTVAINDIA, a growing women-tailors’ collective.
In order to support the ever increasing costs of Vocational services and Educational activities of RKSSNGO, we request you to participate in our work, through contributions in cash or in kind.
Provide training in basic course for beauticians. Course was an instant hit among the women of the neighborhood as it launches them as mobile beauticians. RKSS certified beauticians serve customers at their homes and, with a little investment they get decent earnings. However since 2020 this course came to a screeching halt due to the Covid pandemic.
Along with implementation partners Thotpot and Mud Matters, we have trained women in terracotta-Jewellery-making and pottery. These pieces of Jewellery made of clay as well as clay artefacts like decorative pots, cups, souvenirs are made and sold in pop up shops. Since the onset of COVID pandemic (Apr 2020) terracotta classes were shut down.