• We have conducted workshops like: Small Fridge Magnet making, Toy making Workshop, Basket Weaving, Bag making Workshops for trainers
  • We have conducted workshops like: Small Fridge Magnet making, Toy making Workshop, Basket Weaving, Bag making Workshops for trainers
  • We have conducted workshops like: Small Fridge Magnet making, Toy making Workshop, Basket Weaving, Bag making Workshops for trainers
  • We have conducted workshops like: Small Fridge Magnet making, Toy making Workshop, Basket Weaving, Bag making Workshops for trainers
  • We have conducted workshops like: Small Fridge Magnet making, Toy making Workshop, Basket Weaving, Bag making Workshops for trainers

Project Swatantra- The Freedom

is an attempt in making rural persons with disabilities and their care takers self-sufficient, economically independent by giving them relevant employable skills, in partnership with local NGOs. The main aim of this program is to enhance the quality of life of Persons with Disabilities and their care takers, acid attack victims, transgender persons, underprivileged women, single mothers through increased life skills, laws related to disability, marketing and financial knowledge through employable skills program.

This program provides disability & region- specific skill-based training and which will lead to livelihood opportunities for People with Disabilities and their Caretakers. Swatantra operates in the following 3 models:

  1. Operational Training support given to NGO partners who are working with PwD and other marginalized minority groups.
  2. Capacity building trainings in Business & Financial management skills for NGO top management who are aligned to product based training and are trying to successfully promote their centers as production units.
  3. Train the Trainer workshops for NGOs and others who would like to get product specific trainings at GiftAbled Training Academy.

Did You Know?

As per the 2011 Census, 68.8% of country’s population and 72.4% of workforce resided in rural areas.

Only 14.6% of the rural workforce receives vocational training, which aim to develop competencies of skilled or semi-skilled workers in various trades.

Number of unemployed Persons with Disabilities will cross 10 MILLION by 2022 if skill training is not improved

Impact Stories

Savithri Bhimappa Barker, 28 hails from a village in Koppal district. She is the mother of two beautiful children and is a care taker of her first child Chandrakala. Chandrakala is 8 years old. He has intellectual disability and is hearing impaired since birth. Savithri spent most of the time at home taking care of Chandakala and selling vegetables in the street for the survival. She learnt to stitch bags. Now Savitri stitches travel bags and sells in local market and earns a dignified living.

Shrikanth says “I was born blind, and didn’t know what to do in life. I roam around alone. Some people come forward to help me but others simply ignore me. I do all the household chores by myself, from cooking and cleaning to ironing clothes. This work place has given me all the support. I polish the wooden materials, which is needed for finishing the product. Some products like the penstand and card holder take less time, some larger wooden products take 2 days”

Sanam says “ Gas burst, the next moment I was burnt with pain. I don’t know how I survived. I had left my son to school and just came home to start cooking for the day. Next day I opened my eyes and saw myself at hospital. My husband divorced me later, just because he couldn’t see my burnt body. I dint lose hope. I believe girls shouldn’t lose hope and challenge the situations.”

women tailors getting trained in bagalkot centre

Bag Stitching Project:

We started training 15 Women from Bagalkot, our training centre was in a small village, Kamathagi. Women learnt the skills of Bag stitching for 2 months.

Hasina has been trained to handle the production unit. She shares a story, coming from a village without any skill, post the training she has not only gained the skill but also handles whole team of 15. She manages sourcing raw materials to delivery of products. She said 1000 Potli bags for Diwali occasion was the first huge order they received in the center and she handled independently.

Banana fiber fabric weaving Project:

The focus of our upcoming projects is to create a sustainable environment for all. Going green has become a primary focus for all humanity to reduce the negative impact on the environment and preserve natural resources. In order to promote sustainable development and conserve the Mother Earth, it is important for us to deviate from our conventional ways of exploitation to satisfy our greed for more. It is important that we consider the alternative forms of resources which are more natural and eco-friendly.

Did you know that India is the largest banana producer in the world after Brazil. The fruit bunches and leaves of the banana plant are main source of income, if it is used efficiently. Currently, we are running a pilot project in Thennamanallur a district in Coimbatore to uplift the lives of women and persons with disabilities by opening employment opportunities for them.

GiftAbled aims to create mass livelihood opportunities such that People with disability and  disadvantaged section of society to earn a living such that they can live a life of dignity and self-esteem.

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Gifting Empowerment !! 

Project Swatantra: Livelihood for People with Disability

CSR Grants: Sponsor a program to train a spectrum of people with disabilities and then maybe the company can acquire the products crafted by PwD and help them in marketing it.

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Volunteer participation: Engage in life skills development training programs and other activity based fun  learning programs to give something back you the society you came from.

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