Hamaara SapnaSociety — Non-governmental organization (ngo)
|About||An initiative of the Jamnalal Bajaj Seva Trust, Hamaara Sapna was formed with the intention to empower women of the South Mumbai slums, via the use of Khadi, by giving them the training and the means to become skilled tailors.|
An initiative of the Jamnalal Bajaj Seva Trust, Hamaara Sapna was formed with the intention of creating a second Indian independence movement, this time amongst the women of the South Mumbai slums. We aim to empower these women, via the use of Khadi, by giving them the training and the means to become skilled tailors.
What makes our initiative unique is its holistic nature and lifecycle: we don’t stop at teaching a skill, we aim to provide a well rounded education to our beneficiaries, giving them a leg up in the marketplace. Additionally, our beneficiaries graduate basic training and are later placed in internships, paired with employment partners and ultimately given the means to become self-reliant entrepreneurs.
The Jamnalal Bajaj Seva Trust, established in 1942, is a registered charitable organization created with the objective of encouraging, uplifting and empowering less privileged peoples and their communities, with an emphasis on the overall development of women.
Fulfilling these objectives, the Hamaara Sapna Initiative endeavors to uplift female slum residents of South Mumbai, along with their families. The project involves imparting skills training along with a holistic education, internships and hands on experience to foster “a better tomorrow”.
Key aspects of the Initiative are:
• To transform the lives of our beneficiaries through the application of “Three Es”: Education, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship
• To foster the aspirations of women
• To implement skill enhancement, livelihood and intervention programs
• To give a platform to conduct small scale enterprise
• To create an effective and valuable change of mindset
• To provide equal opportunity to all
Our beneficiaries range in age from 20-60 and are housewives, domestic staff, vegetable vendors and cooks, amongst a variety of other occupations. The majority of the women are mothers and have undergone only a primary education.
Hamaara Sapna aspires to develop a model of an empowered, self sustainable society conceptualized and implemented based on the principle of 'for the people, by the people and of the people'
• Lead beneficiaries graduating from Hamaara Sapna to be highly skilled tailors, designers and entrepreneurs.
• Link the vision of empowering the urban Mumbai slum dweller to the upliftment of rural women and the community residing in Wardha by importing the khadi cloth manufactured by them for use in tailoring classes conducted at Hamaara Sapna.
• Act as a catalyst to create an overall sustainable transformation in a progressively larger segment of our society and replicate the model of intervention to empower marginalized women both in urban and rural areas.