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Helping the flood victims of Godavari Delta Women Lace Artisans Co-operatve..

A lot of our women artisans, engaged in crotchet work for their livelihood, are based in the West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. The area is flood prone and every year a large number of families are affected by the devastating floods. Natives are trying to migrate to cities like Hyderabad and Chennai for better employment opportunities. In October 2019 , the floods wreaked havoc and many artisan families were displaced. The artisan families were faced with inundated floods and lost their houses, personal belongings, everything…Left with nothing to survive on, they were forced to live in make-shift tents with lack of even the basic necessities like drinking water, food and hygienic surroundings. Read More

Block Printing Workshop

To generate awareness on the history, hard work, techniques and intricacies involved in producing various types of block prints, a three day workshop was organised by Shilpi handicrafts at Jawahar kala Kendra, Jaipur. The event was inaugaurated by our very own team head Ms. Rashmi Dhariwal. It span over a period of three days from 14th to 16th april 2014. Block printing artisans from Bagru and Sanganer participated in the event. Rashmi, addressed the session and shared her views on the importance of hand block printing in modern times. She …Read More

SETU helps flood victims of Godavari, Andhra Pradesh

In the year 2013, Andhra Pradesh witnessed heavy incessant rains in many parts of the state .One of our partner artisan groups,crotchet lace making women artisans; are based in Narsapur, a tiny township in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Consistent rains across the state led to drastic floods in the Godavari river. Our artisans went through a tough time as they fought for their lives. Hundreds of villages had to be marooned in West and East Godavari districts due to the incessant rain and flooding of rivulets. Due to grim … Read More

Team head Rashmi speaking at TEDx JNTU Kakinada

Team head Rashmi speaking at TEDx JNTU Kakinada (21 Aug 2010) TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas worth Spreading. TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. It has many versions in India under the name of TEDx One such event was organized at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh accompanied with the theme “awakening young India” in Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, where Rashmi was invited as honorary speaker. To know more about TED visit www.tedxjntuk.com SETU consortium team head …Read More

DSS Flood Relief

DSS Flood Relief Towards the end of October, 2008, there was massive flooding due to heavy rains in the Mahanadi basin in Orissa and Chhatisgarh. The flooding affected mostly the districts of Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Khurda, Nayagarh, Boudh, Kalahandi, and Rayagara. 2 million people were displaced as a result. SETU consortium donated money to their cause and arranged for medical care of the victims through their partner NGO (Darabar Sahitya Sansad (DSS) in Orissa. They immediately started attending to the needs of … Read More