Women Artisan Skill Enhancement Project Cluster Case Study
Larsen and Toubro Infotech, as a part of the corporate social responsibility, is training and upskilling 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 Tisser Artisans Trust (TAT) is a market linkage partner in this project.
Also this project has helped rural artisan women during corona pandemic getting employment opportunities through Warli Fridge Magnets and Warli Dupattas.
This case study covers the recent two developments in Women Artisan Skill Enhancement Programme, the production of Warli Fridge Magnets and Warli Dupattas in two clusters, Angaon Bhiwandi and Aarey colony.
In communication with the artisans it was positive stories were heard as the artisans received more orders in comparison to past graver months of the pandemic.
It must be duly noted that that the safety of our artisans was taken on a priority and flexibility of working from home was also given to artisans. While we could not go to the clusters to visit as regularly, the upkeep was in checked via taking daily updates and digital accountability. This proved a great time to equip our artisan team with digital literacy and technology so they can keep the work running. They kept up with the same.