Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Women Empowerment

Trishul Women Empowerment Program

At Trishul Women Empowerment Program (TWEP), our aim is to support economically less-privileged women from rural areas and urban slums as well as revive traditional art and handicrafts by training and encouraging budding artisans through our skill development programs. 

At TWEP, we conduct free skill development workshops on hand embroidery, painting methods such as Madhubani and Warli, basic stitching, and creating home decors, handcrafted jewelry, bags, hand-painted greeting cards, and so on.
Livelihood generation program: Sales proceeds of our carefully crafted products ensure a steady source of income for the women involved. As Trishul extends the training and support to more and more women, we hope to better the lives of multitudes of families, as empowering a woman means empowering a family. 

At TWEP, we also conduct periodic health check-up; mentoring and counselling sessions, yoga, and similar supportive activities. We are also planning to start a daily nutrition program at TWEP and TLC to tackle urban malnutrition, a much-ignored malady.

Click here for your Works Address: Our TWEP center is open from 1 pm to 5:30 pm (Monday to Saturday). We request you to take appointment and visit so that we can organize someone to be available for meeting you.

TWEP – Background of Beneficiary Women

Age group:  16–65 years
Average education: Primary education with no English language skills
Marital status: Most of the women are married with young children.
Family constraints: Not permitted to go out of home or away from home for working on a regular full-time job. 

Core values of TWEP

Developing a self-sustainability through skill and holistic development.
Fair Trade for the Artisans.
Developing Handcrafted quality products that are Eco-Friendly and Organic, or recycled.

TWEP – Activities


Traditional Artwork like - Warli; Madhubani painting (on eco-friendly organic/recycled paper; garments).
Fabric painting.
Hand Crafted Bags
Handcrafted stoles, cushion covers, accessories etc.

Hand embroidery.
Handcrafted Jewelry 
Block Printing.
Apparel stitching (designing, cutting, and stitching).
Paper Bags


Periodic Health and Nutrition Check-ups.
Basic Nutrition Program.
Teaching yoga for managing stress.
Teaching basic English language and Personality Development.
Periodic sessions on Counselling and Motivation
Introduction session on benefits of Banking, Insurance, and other government programs.

TWEP (Swabhiman)

Guiding Women Artisans from TWEP team to become Entrepreneurs
Supporting Women from TWEP team in Business Development and Marketing
Forming Self Help Groups and Cooperatives
Building their production capacity and logistic support for TWEP Team Members.

Programs Under "Trishul Women Empowerment Program" (details click on links below).

Hand Painted Greeting Cards

Festival Sweets as per custom orders made with TWEP Team

Women Artisans Volunteers (trainers) needed to Train Beneficiary Women from TWEP is various Handicraft that would help in livelihood generation.
Contact: Lopa 9821694994 / Asif Whatsapp or SMS - 9619182010; cell - 9819983722

Products from TWEP

Hand crafted and hand painted Bags,
Hand Painted Greeting Cards, Bookmarks, Accessories etc
Handcrafted Jewellery
Handstitched products
Paper Bags
Wax Moulds and Candles
Handcrafted and Hand painted Accessories

Events Updates:

Oct 31st, 2015 - TWEP Team Participates in Parivartan Craft Mela at Goregaon Sports Club. Click here for details.

Nov 2nd and 3rd, 2015 - TWEP Exhibits their handmade handicraft and products at HSBC Bank. Click here for details.