Health Camps

Free Eye check-up camp and distribution of spectacles...

SETU is committed to provide access to quality healthcare to its associated artisan groups. To achieve this goal, we conduct health camps at regular intervals. In the series, we organised an eye check-up camp for our partner artisan group, ‘SURE’ , an NGO based in Barmer, Rajasthan. The camp was conducted for a period of four days starting from 24th June to 27th June 2019. It was organised in four remote villages near Chohtan and a large number of artisans showed up at the camp. Read More

Providing quality healthcare services to the artisans ..Health is their most precious asset!

Health and Eye checkup Camp & distribution of spectacles for the wood carving artisans.. Date: 24th September, 2017 SETU strives towards making healthcare accessible to the artisans and in this effort, regularly conducts health camps for the under-privileged artisan groups associated with us. In the series, a full-day health and eye checkup camp was organized for the wood carving artisans on 24th September 2017, in a small town near Bijnor, UP. The region is inhabited by predominantly artisans and their families engaged in wood …Read More

Free Eye Check-up Camp and distribution of spectacles..

To make healthcare accessible to the underprivileged artisan groups, SETU organised a seven day long Free Eye Check up Camp for the artisans of our Godavari Women Lace Artisans Co-op Society (GWLACC) based in Narsapur, Andhra Pradesh. The venue for the camp was Vijaylakshmi Eye Hospital, Narsapur. The artisan group is associated with SETU for many years and makes unique crochet lace products. It is the main source of income for the artisan families due to lack of employment opportunities in the area and for this reason people are migrating Read More

Free Eye Check-up Camp and distribution of eye-glasses for the jewellery making artisans..

SETU organised a three day long, free eye check up camp for the jewellery making artisans. Based at New Delhi, the artisan community is specially deft in fine carving skills in bone & metal. Jewellery making is the main source of livelihood for them. They have been associated with SETU for the past many years. Jewellery making is a craft which requires attention to minute details and thus good eyesight. Eyes need to stay focussed during the work and in case of any ailments, it becomes difficult for the artisans to cope-up. Read More

Eye Check up camp for the crochet lace artisans..

SETU organized a four day free health and eye check up camp starting from 18th to 21st September in association with our partner artisan group Godavari Delta Lace Women’s Cooperative based at Narsapur village in Andhra Pradesh. The women artisans here make beautiful crochet lace products. However , due to the skewed demand-supply ratio, the artisans find it difficult to sell their beautiful products. SETU provides marketing platform to these artisans by helping them to create products saleable in the global marketplace. The craft form is the primary source of income for these artisans. The other available options are fishing and rice cultivation. Read More

Free eye and health checkup camp for Wood Craft artisans

Setu Society keeps on organizing health camps and skill development workshops for its partner artisan groups so that they can have access to better health amenities, education prospects and self sustainable employment opportunities.. In the series, a free eye and health checkup camp for our wood carving partner artisan group HSS was organized by SETU on the 4th of March 2015, in a small village called Kajiwala at Bijnor, UP. The artisans of this village have been associated with SETU for the past many years as part of their sustainable …Read More

Free Health and Eye Check-up Camp for Wood Carving Artisans

Place: Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh Date: July 24th, 2013 For any artisan, the physical well being is of utmost importance. Their work involves a lot of physical labor and is largely dependent on their state of health, specially the accuracy of their vision! Ironically, due to lack of awareness and struggling financial condition, most artisans keep their health at almost the last priority. For SETU, ensuring health measures for our partner artisans is one of our topmost priorities. In that fray, on the request of our wood craft artisans, SETU … Read More

Free Health Check-up Camp for Crotchet Lace Artisans

Venue: Seetharamapuram, Andhra Pradesh (April 30th, 2013) SETU strives to achieve social, economic and environment sustainability for our partner artisans. Ensuring sound health of artisans is very important for their general well being. Due to lack of awareness, education and many times funds, most artisans are forced to neglect their health and keep health issues at the last priority. It was found that availability of doctors and health facilities were lacking in Seetharamapuram, a small village where our crotchet lace making women … Read More

Free Health Camp for Artisans at Gwalior

Venue: Srinagar Basti, Thatipur, Gwalior, M.P. (May 13, 2012) SETU organised a free health camp on 13th May 2012 for the families of artisans and craftsmen in Srinagar Basti, Thatipur, Gwalior. Skilled artisans at Gwalior make a wide range of beautiful stone carving products, carpets and Textiles. These handcrafted pieces provide them self-sustainability. SETU follows Fair Trade principles and endeavours to provide health, hygiene and sustainability to artisans. The makers of engaging craft often overlook their health and hygiene … Read More

Free health check up camp for artisans

Venue: Gwalior, M.P. (16 September 2011) A free health check up camp was organized by SETU on 16 September 2011 at Birla Nagar, Gwalior for the carpet weaving and embroidery artisans residing in the nearby slum areas. The underlying aim of organizing the camp was to extend basic healthcare services to the artisan families who are otherwise devoid of it and consequently suffer from a range of health ailments that can be treated easily if provided with basic medical aid. Camp registrations started at around 10 am and continued till 2 in …Read More

Free Health Check Up camp for artisans

Free health check up camp 30 June 2011 Gwalior Venue: Jagnapura Laghedi, Gwalior, M.P. (30th June 2011) With a view to aid the artisans with basic healthcare services, a free health check up camp was organized by SETU on 30th June 2011 at Jagnapura Laghedi, an urban slum at Gwalior. The beneficiaries of the camp were carpet weaving and embroidery artisans residing in the slum area. These artisans are not able to access even the basic healthcare services and therefore suffer from a range of health ailments which can be treated easily if provided with basic medical aid. Camp … Read More

“Health and nutrition workshop” at Barmer

Venue: Barmer, Rajasthan (February 18, 2011) An ill-fed child with his ribcage prominently on display, along with weak limbs and a pale dark skin is no eye candy but a reality for many of those who are suffering from Malnutrition, a nutritional disorder arising due to lack of balanced diet. Malnutrition results from taking an unbalanced diet in which certain nutrients are lacking, in excess (too high an intake), or in the wrong proportions. A number of different nutrition disorders may arise, depending on which nutrients are under or …Read More

“Health is wealth”! – Free health check up camp for our wood carving artisans

Venue: Bijnour, U.P. (13th-15th Feb 2011) With a view to aid the artisans in healthcare, SETU organised a series of 2 free health check up camps for our wood carving artisans of Bijnour, U.P. on the 13th and 15th of february 2011. Following facilities were provided in the camp: Free health check up Free medicine distribution Free eye check up Spectacles for free to those with weak eye sight A team of highly qualified doctors consisting of Dr. Mukul Agarwal, Dr. Raees Baig, Dr. Muazaam Hussain Riyazi and Dr. Zaheer Ahmed … Read More

Free Health Check up Camp

Venue: Reshampura Badnapura, Gwalior (13th Feb 2011) Healthcare is still a luxury for many! It sounds rather obsolete but is a hardcore reality!! Even the basic medical facilities are not available to some; here we are talking about the underprivileged and marginalized people who can’t afford the highly priced healthcare services and consequently suffer from various health ailments. Therefore, with a view to help them in this regard, on the 13th of February 2011, we organized a free health check up camp for the residents of Reshampura …Read More

Eye refraction camp-II for the artisans of Tilonia

Venue: Tilonia, Rajasthan (20 December 2010) As part of our efforts to provide artisans with basic medical facilities, last month on 20th December 2010, another eye refraction camp was organized for our women artisans at Tilonia. Tilonia is a place of traditional craft where people practice embroidery, stitching and similar craft work requiring intense use of eyes. With increasing age, artisans’ eyes become vulnerable to various eye ailments like short sightedness, glaucoma, general eye weakness etc.; this not only affects their health but … Read More

Free Health Check up Camp

Venue: Chandrabadni Naka, Gwalior (28 Nov. 2010) As part of our mission to improve the wellbeing and living standards of underprivileged and marginalized people; a health camp was organized by SETU for the stone carving and carpet making communities residing nearby Chandrabadni Naka, Gwalior on 28th November 2010. The underlying purpose for organizing the camp was to lend a helping hand to these less fortunate people who otherwise are not able to avail even the basic medical facilities. These people due to improper working conditions … Read More

Medical benefits for the artisans – Meeting basic health needs

Medical Benefits SETU is working with over 20000 artisans spread over various regions of India. Many lack access to potable water, electricity, and other basic services. Their villages are sometimes in hostile environments (such as deserts), far away from metropolitan areas. A major challenge of living in a remote location is the lack of health care facilities. Our goal is to provide this basic facility to all of our artisans and their families. We are currently working in association with various organizations namely `Khamir’, “SURE” and “HSSS” to achieve … Read More