Larsen and Toubro Infotech, as a part of the corporate social responsibility, is training and upskiling women to participate in reviving the Warli art in partnership with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in India.
The two-fold objective of the program is to create women entrepreneurs within low income communities while also bringing this traditional art form to modern day homes.
The program started in December 2017, and is reaching out to 2000 women in and around Mumbai and is still running with zeal in 2021.
Tisser Artisans Trust (TAT) is a market linkage partner in this project.
As an appropriate end to the workshop, the certification event took place on 9th February. In the vein of International Women’s Day week, the event carried the spirit of empowering women in speech and sharing experience in the commune.
All women who had finished their course were awarded an Artisan certificate which serves as proof of their skilling and service they provided by the products they made.
The women were also paid a sum of money in appropriation for the products they made.
The routine skilling and learning of artisans was put to a halt because of the pandemic outbreak was kickstarted again with a 10- Days skilling workshop in the cluster of Bhoirgaon, Bhiwandi.
During this course of learning, over 25 women participated in making varied products which included variations of Warli art on paper, cloth, and wood.
Women consistently worked hard and made products with with all the raw materials provided by Tisser Artisan Trust.
This enabled the beneficiaries to kick-start the skilling process after the lull spread by the Covid outbreak.
This workshop enabled the earning of money and artisan certification to each attendee of the training.
This helped making of more Warli Products by Tisser Artisans.
This introduced an addition of women in community who were new to Tisser Artisan Trust.
This gave the much-needed positive boost to the artisans where they shared with each other their takeaways from the training.
As a token of gratitude to Tisser Women, each were gifted a Set of Warli Jewellery