Women are one of the most susceptible sections of the society, who do not enjoy a life of privileges and promises. A large percentage of women in India struggle with the fetters of patriarchy, gender discrimination, infanticide, health negligence, abuse, and domestic violence. At Indian Dreams Foundation, our focus has not only been on providing education but also on creating self sufficiency and empowerment through soft-skills training and awareness building so that over time, young girls and women are equipped with enough knowledge and skills to make their own ways in the society and have a sustainable livelihood.
The We Connect Project funded by Grand Challenge Canada, provides support, training, counselling, and assistance to the deprived and marginalized young women. We initiate services which includes intensive job and business counselling, soft-skill, technical, and financial literacy training. One of the important highlights of this project is the Women Connect Group which serves as a small help cooperative unit where girls and women gain technical skills and support for setting up microenterprises in diverse areas, such as manufacturing of sanitary napkins, handcrafted bags and footwear, jewelry and textile sales, and beauty and wellness.